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Eliminate Violence Against Women #WhiteRibbonDay

Domestic Violence Stats

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Take an oath today and swear to stand up against violence against women. Every year on this day, we in Australia hold White Ribbon Day as a way to stop violence against women. It is also the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women. As you can see in the statistics presented above, here in Australia, 1 woman is killed almost every week by her current or former partner in Australia.

Violence against women is not always visible. It doesn’t always have to be physical. Psychological abuse is not uncommon and just as dangerous if not more. Through psychological abuse, a woman’s confidence is shot bit by bit. She is called names and told she will never find anyone else who loves her so much. Every aspect of her life begins to get controlled by the perpetrator. She loses friends, contacts, financial independence and sometimes even the ability to make decisions about her clothes and activities. And thus, it becomes harder for her to leave.

Time and again women are blamed for violence against them. They are blamed for ‘provoking’ their partner. Or they are blamed for not leaving them soon enough. The fact is, it is hard to leave a violent situation. It is even harder when children are involved. Most women will attempt to leave but do not always succeed immediately.

The only way to stop violence against women is to educate men. Change starts at the grass roots level. And men need to stand up to those men who are perpetrators of violence. Men need to educate their mates to not put down their girlfriends, wives, or other women around them. Men need to stand up for women when they see them being abused. Men need to teach other men.

I know there are good men out there. There are several.

Hopefully, with the help of these men and a number of women, we can become a society that eventually puts an end to this violence.

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Laurel Regan
    November 26, 2014 at 7:46 am

    It’s truly heartbreaking. Thanks for this informative post and for taking action.
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  • Laurel Regan
    November 26, 2014 at 7:46 am

    It’s truly heartbreaking. Thanks for this informative post and for taking action.
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  • Anastasia Amour
    November 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

    It’s saddening that this still takes place. Thank you for writing this. xx
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  • Anastasia Amour
    November 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

    It’s saddening that this still takes place. Thank you for writing this. xx
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  • elly stornebrink
    November 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Yes, unfortunately it’s quite a common statistic world-over it seems: http://xpressyouressence.blogspot.ca/2014/09/part-3-suicide-prevention-week.html It would be great – ideal – if all men would stand up to and with other men in putting a stop to violence against women. 🙂 <3
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  • elly stornebrink
    November 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Yes, unfortunately it’s quite a common statistic world-over it seems: http://xpressyouressence.blogspot.ca/2014/09/part-3-suicide-prevention-week.html It would be great – ideal – if all men would stand up to and with other men in putting a stop to violence against women. 🙂 <3
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  • Rajlakshmi
    November 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    the statistics are appalling!! To think that women still suffer so much… in a developed country. I feel equal awareness should be spread among men to curb this issue.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    November 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    the statistics are appalling!! To think that women still suffer so much… in a developed country. I feel equal awareness should be spread among men to curb this issue.
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  • nabanita
    November 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    True…we need men to be educated and men to help educate their mates to respect and take care of the women in their lives…Walk with us women in this fight for safety and security
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  • nabanita
    November 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    True…we need men to be educated and men to help educate their mates to respect and take care of the women in their lives…Walk with us women in this fight for safety and security
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  • Pixie
    November 27, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I agree.. the stats are appalling and scary.. just the other day I was reading about how this woman got a prison sentence for defending herself against her abusive partner! That guy is walking away scott-free!

    Sigh! We need more awareness and also more men and women to speak up and act against violence

  • Pixie
    November 27, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I agree.. the stats are appalling and scary.. just the other day I was reading about how this woman got a prison sentence for defending herself against her abusive partner! That guy is walking away scott-free!

    Sigh! We need more awareness and also more men and women to speak up and act against violence

  • Sheethal
    November 27, 2014 at 6:10 am

    How much the world goes forward, somewhere or the other women are still tortured. Don’t know when will we enjoy freedom in all aspects all over the world.
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  • Sheethal
    November 27, 2014 at 6:10 am

    How much the world goes forward, somewhere or the other women are still tortured. Don’t know when will we enjoy freedom in all aspects all over the world.
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  • Beloo Mehra
    November 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    The more ‘civilized’ human race gets the more barbarian it becomes, I feel. I wish there were no need for such days to remind people to eliminate violence against women. But that isn’t happening in the near future, sadly. Thanks for highlighting this very serious issue, Sanch!
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  • Beloo Mehra
    November 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    The more ‘civilized’ human race gets the more barbarian it becomes, I feel. I wish there were no need for such days to remind people to eliminate violence against women. But that isn’t happening in the near future, sadly. Thanks for highlighting this very serious issue, Sanch!
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