End Violence Against Women
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Violence against women and girls remains a pervasive problem worldwide with alarming figures released by the UN illustrating this serious issue.
A staggering 1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner. 1 in 2 women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family in 2017; while only 1 out of 20 men were killed under similar circumstances
Unison is witness to this widespread issue, assisting women and children fleeing family violence who are traumatised and without a home.
To commemorate the UN’s initiative “16 Days of Activism” against gender based violence, many local government councils and others, are hosting a range of events and other activities, including a number of local walks against family violence. These initiatives are designed to bring community together and encourage discussions about the prevention of violence against women and family violence.
Click here for more information about events and activities on the Respect Victoria website.
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre supports us in playing our role with their resource “Know you’re a-Z, Preventing Violence against Women”. Click here to access this resource.