10 innocent Australian women have died in violent circumstances since 1 January 2019. One woman, dying, every week, at the hands of a current or former partner. It cannot continue.
March 8, 2019 is International Women’s Day. As well as coming together globally to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements, we have a choice as leaders of industry to make IWD 2020 the year that as a nation, our leaders in business and communities, our government, our schools, our police and our justice system come together as one to form ‘Champions Against Violence Towards Women’. Let’s commit IWD to a day that is a catalyst for ACTION through three key initiatives - provision, prevention and prosecution.
1. Use IWD as a catalyst for change.
2. Prevent harm that stems from bias towards women. Use education as a tool to empower women to use their voices and educate men and women about the fundamental rights of human beings to be equal in society.
3. Say yes to calling out persecutors before it’s too late. The clock starts now.