International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


Tomorrow is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981 and the date was officially designated by the United Nations General Assembly on 7 February 2000.

Concerningly, serious violence against women and girls remains commonplace and occurs across all parts of our society. The ABC reported that in October 2023 six women were killed across Australia in 10 days – five allegedly by violence inflicted upon them by men. At 1 November 2023, it was reported that 58 women's deaths over the past year were by alleged violence.

If you, or someone you know has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line at 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732), the NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 656 463) or the NSW Sexual Violence Helpline (1800 424 017). If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, call 000.

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