Rural Women’s Network‘s new Rural Women Connect (RWConnect) initiative was established earlier this year to create a platform for rural and regional women to voice their needs and concerns to government
An issue of concern to RWConnect is violence against women. We are keen to gather feedback from women living in rural and remote communities in NSW to help us better understand their needs in relation to services and support in this area. If you’re a woman living in rural, regional and remote NSW we ask you to spend a few minutes completing this short questionnaire. Access to the survey will close Friday 3 January.
White Ribbon Day is held annually on 25 November. It marks the start of 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women.
Violence against women is a serious problem in Australia, where at least one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner.
White Ribbon Day seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change.
Men can support the campaign by becoming a White Ribbon Ambassador and taking the oath to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. An oath can be taken at www.myoath.com.au
Women can encourage the men in their lives to make a commitment to promote positive attitudes and behaviours towards women, as well as to intervene safely to prevent violence against women when needed.
Everyone can show their support by wearing a white ribbon on 25 November. For more information about White Ribbon Day visit www.whiteribbonday.org.au
For information on providing assistance to victims of domestic and family violence, and the NSW Government Domestic and Family Violence Reforms, please visit: http://www.women.nsw.gov.au/violence_prevention