Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Feminist Event: White Ribbon Day

Just a little advance warning - the Families Commission website has a list of events around the country, most of which (so far) are in small towns.

Here's a blurb about White Ribbon Day, taken from the Women's Health Action website:

White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is the international day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women.

In this country most violence by men against women takes place in the home - with an average of 14 women a year killed by their partners or ex-partners. Each year there are over 3,500 convictions recorded against men for assaults on women and one in five women will experience sexual assault or sexual interference at some point in their lives.

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