House of Representatives show support for White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon Australia would like to thank members of the Australian House of Representatives for showing their support for White Ribbon Day and standing in solidarity with survivors of gender-based violence.
Men’s violence against women is a problem for women, but it’s not a woman’s problem. Yesterday, members of Parliament highlighted the importance of men and women standing alongside one another to end violence in Australian communities.
As of November 27, 2018 63 women have been killed by violence in Australia.
1 in 6 women experience abuse before the age of fifteen.
Violence against women is estimated to cost the Australian economy $22 billion a year.
Domestic and family violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and their children.
Thank you to the following members for standing up and speaking out about this crucial issue:
Ms Emma Husar MP
Mr Rowan Ramsey MP
Ms Susan Lamb MP
Hon Damian Drum MP
Ms Gai Brodtmann MP
Mr Patrick Gorman MP
This policy statement represents the organisational position of White Ribbon Australia. It does not represent the individual opinions and views of our stakeholders, including, but not limited to, our Ambassadors, Advocates, Partners and staff members.