I never thought I would lose a friend to a domestic assault, but I have.
In Australia close to half of all women have experienced violence since the age of 15, and violence in the home makes up more than 40% of Victorian murders.
Today is White Ribbon Day, and the organisers of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
have listed some steps you can take for this cause.
If you know a woman in a dangerous situation, if you witness words or acts of violence towards women, please speak up. It could save a life.
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