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White Ribbon

The Problem

Violence against women is a serious problem in our society. Statistics show that one in three Australian women over the age of 15 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives.

In addition to the obvious personal costs to the women involved, this violence costs our community. In the 2009 Time for Action report KPMG estimated that violence against women and their children cost the Australian economy $13.6 billion annually and this was expected to rise to $15.6 billion by 2021. Domestic and family violence is also the major cause of homelessness for women and their children.

White Ribbon works to stop this insidious violence.

The Solution

White Ribbon is an organisation that is working to prevent one of the most common and pervasive forms of male violence – that towards women. All forms of violence are unacceptable. White Ribbon believes the prevention of violence against women will change society for the better.

White Ribbon believes in the capacity of the individual to change and to encourage change in others. It believes that our generation can and must work towards stopping men's violence against women.

Through primary prevention initiatives and an annual campaign, White Ribbon works to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to men's violence against women.

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