Prevent men’s violence against women

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Another women killed: Remembering Tamara Farrell

We are saddened to hear of the murder of Tamara Farrell in rural Victoria. Our hearts go out to the friends and family affected by her death. We think of them also at this time as the news breaks of an alleged childhood friend being charged with her murder.

“Australian women have the right to feel safe at all times, no matter where they are. This most recent tragedy sheds light on the fact that men’s violence against women in Australia hasn’t gone away yet,” said Liam Dooley, Executive Manager of the Communities at White Ribbon.

“It’s time for us all to take this issue more seriously. We are starting to see key changes in the attitudes of more and more men across Australia, but we need more.”

On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner in Australia, with violence against women accounting for 8 women’s deaths in 2018.

Men’s violence against women is unacceptable and we must act together as a community to end all forms of gender-based violence and abuse in our community.

We urge Australians to stand up, speak out and act to end all forms of men’s violence against women.

For anyone needing support please phone 1800RESPECT for sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling – 1800 737 732

For urgent support call Lifeline 13 11 14

If you are in danger, please call the Police – 000

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.

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