Women in the East call for end to violence

“I want an end to anything that devalues, objectifies or belittles a person on the basis of gender.” says Sally, a survivor of family violence.

Women across the East are speaking out as part of White Ribbon Day and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Women, who are themselves survivors of violence, have had enough and are speaking up about the changes needed in society to bring an end to violence against women.

On 25 November, White Ribbon Day, Women’s Health East will launch the Listening to and Learning from Women campaign. The campaign which has been developed in partnership with the Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and the Eastern Domestic Violence Service, highlights messages from women who have survived violence and calls for action from the whole community to prevent violence against women. The messages will be shared in a social media campaign and on posters across the Eastern region during the 16 Days.

To read or download the full media release please click on the links below:

21 November 2013 Media Release Women in the East call for end to violence (pdf)
21 November 2013 Media Release Women in the East call for end to violence (word)