Why all Aussie men should Swear! ... To combat violence against women around the world

Every day, 1,000 women are violently assaulted across Australia, and one in three women will be assaulted or abused in her lifetime. Globally, up to six out of every ten women experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.  A World Health Organisation study of 24,000 women in 10 countries found that the prevalence of physical and/or sexual violence by a partner varied from 15 percent in urban Japan to 71 percent in rural Ethiopia.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. It can include physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse, and it cuts across boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography. It takes place in the home, on the streets, in schools, the workplace, in farm fields, refugee camps, during conflicts and crises.

These women are our mothers, our girlfriends, our wives, our daughters, our colleagues and our friends. How have we allowed this to occur?


In Australia and around the world, the White Ribbon Campaign asks men to speak out and take the oath, swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

Join One Just World and the White Ribbon Campaign in Brisbane for this special event.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King

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  • Venue State Library of Queensland - Auditorium 1 - Brisbane (Parking available in P3 underneatht the library or alternatively in P2 underneatht the Art Gallery. Cost is $15) ,
  • Date & time 24/11/2010 6:00:00 PM


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