Today, 25 November, was international White Ribbon Day – against the violence of women. Sadly, in Australia the reported figures of this type of violence is rising with now more than 70 women this year dying in her home from the effects of domestic violence. That is more than one women per week! Violence against women has now become the single most prevalent form of human rights abuse in Australia (as reported by White Ribbon today).
Australia considers itself a first world country, but our record on Human Rights for women and our indigenous people is appalling. “Violence against women is a serious problem in our society. Statistics show that one in three Australian women over the age of 15 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives”, source http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/white-ribbon-importance
One in three women are subjected to some sort of abuse and still it continues and anytime a women speaks out they are branded as a feminist, or a “women’s advocate” and relegated to the role of insignificant fanatic.
You are not alone in your voice and the world is Changing by the power of the Changing Woman! Promoting positive images and stories of real women embracing their inner power and strength to change the world one woman at a time!
How can you help?
- Join us and contribute your story;
- Join or support another proactive organisation promoting equality
- Treat men and women with dignity and respect
- Strive to see the beauty in those around you and take the “bitch talk” out of your everyday language
- Value yourself and your role in society
- Speak proactively with strength when asserting your right to equality and justice
- Walk away from a fight you can not win to live another day in sunshine and peace
Violence against women is endemic to our sick culture – article by Melinda Tankard Reist