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White Ribbon Day 2015

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Domestic violence is a widespread problem across Australia. It occurs in all parts of society, regardless of geographic location, socio-economic status, age, cultural and ethnic background or religious belief.

Every week in Australia, one woman is killed by her current or former partner, often after a history of domestic violence.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey (2006) shows that:

  • 40% of women have experienced violence at some time in their adult life;
  • 29% women have experienced physical assault;
  • 17% of women have experienced sexual assault;
  • 16% have experienced violence by a current or previous partner in their lifetime; and
  • since the age of 15, one third of women (33%) have experienced inappropriate comments about their body or sex life, one quarter (25%) have experienced unwanted sexual touching and one in five (19%) have been stalked

Domestic violence is an issue which must be tackled by all members of the community.

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