In Australia, on average, a man is responsible for the murder of his current or former female partner every 11 days. Men’s violence against women is an ongoing epidemic in Australia.
Across Australia there are community members working hard to end gendered violence in their communities. But they can't do it alone, they need your support.
As a society, we need to change the social norms that condone disrespect, sexual harassment and abuse, which are the drivers of violence against women. We need to address the beliefs about rigid gender stereotypes and power and get behind whole-of-population initiatives, just like our Community Partners and Community Action Groups are doing.
You can make a difference. Donate by the 30th of June and show your support for White Ribbon Australia.
"Since being involved [with White Ribbon Australia] I’ve developed a better understanding of the multifaceted issues that surrounded violence against women, and I’m passionate about taking action that changes the culture that causes this violence."
"As a victim-survivor of gendered violence myself, being a Community Partner has been incredibly empowering. It has enabled me to use the knowledge that I’ve gained, as well as my personal experience, to go out into my community and start a narrative about the causes of gendered violence and how we prevent that from happening in future."
"Being a Community Partner means that I, too, can make a difference by engaging with communities across Australia and by engaging in a movement to create change. There is still so much to be done in that space. I have been able to network with like-minded people to further the objective of WRA by receiving regular training information on how to build our skills and knowledge around addressing men's violence against women."
"We seek to prevent all aspects of gender issues by working to change societal attitudes at all levels. We are lobbying local politicians to make gendered injustice and abuse, including violence, a priority on government agendas and for the government to require all workplaces, organisations and clubs to implement robust sexual harassment policies. We encourage business, industry and society. We sponsor picture books for Early childhood classes to personal space and aspirations."