Tag: Domestic Violence

Eliminating gender-based violence focus of 16-day campaign — World Council of Churches

01 December 2016 The days from 25 November to 10 December have been set aside for a campaign called “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.” The campaign began on United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and will run through Human Rights Day. The World Council of Churches (WCC), along… Continue Reading Eliminating gender-based violence focus of 16-day campaign — World Council of Churches

United Nations and ACRATH | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 25th Nov – 10th Dec

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and is also the first day of the United Nations global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, and the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)’s own 16-days of activism campaign, which focuses on the trafficking of girls and women.   This… Continue Reading United Nations and ACRATH | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 25th Nov – 10th Dec

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May

UNIVERSAL PRAYER INTENTION: Respect for Women   “That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.”     Achieving gender equality through the empowerment of women and girls is number five on the United Nations’ list of Sustainable Development Goals to… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May

29 ways to honour Luke Batty – Sign the petition calling for action on family violence

The Coronial Inquest into the death of 11 year old Luke Batty delivered 29 recommendations. The judgement provides an urgent roadmap to transform the family violence system and lives of women and children. The inquest exposed the deeply fragmented and fraught family violence system. The judgement runs for 111 pages to be exact – you… Continue Reading 29 ways to honour Luke Batty – Sign the petition calling for action on family violence

#orangetheworld: End violence against women and girls

From 25 November through 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence aim to raise public awareness and mobilizing people everywhere to bring about change. This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world,” using the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to… Continue Reading #orangetheworld: End violence against women and girls

“Domestic violence utterly unacceptable: PM” – SBS News

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull insists domestic violence is very much on his government’s radar as it attempts to overturn “firmly entrenched” victim blaming. Releasing new research to coincide with White Ribbon Day, Mr Turnbull said the death of 78 women so far this year was “utterly unacceptable”. Despite increasing community support to end domestic violence… Continue Reading “Domestic violence utterly unacceptable: PM” – SBS News

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