Saturday, 29 December 2012

Violence Against Women

The death of Jill Meagher shocked Melbourne.  Today a young Indian woman died in a Singapore hospital as a result of injuries following her rape by six young men.  In Alice Springs a woman died of injuries following being beaten over the weekend.
We need to see all women as deserving of a life without violence. Campaigns to end violence against women need to have a global component.  We have made great strides in Victoria to provide services to women and children who have experienced violence in their home lives. However, women still die and are inuured.  The news over the weekend must encourage us to make greater efforts to rid our society and the world of violence and hatred against women, children and men.

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