Australia: 1 woman dies every 10 days by current/former partner

On the International day for Elimination of Violence as against Women (IDEVAW), various ministers from Australia raised their voices against the ongoing violence against the women and said that on an estimate, one woman dies in every tenth day, by the hands of their former or current partners, which should be stopped.

On the International day for Elimination of Violence as against Women (IDEVAW), various ministers from Australia raised their voices against the ongoing violence against the women and said that on an estimate, one woman dies in every tenth day, by the hands of their former or current partners, which should be stopped.

While talking to Twitter, Senator Penny Wong, the minister for foreign affairs of Australia, said, “In Australia, a woman is killed by her present or previous lover once every ten days. To combat violence against women and children, the Albanese government is investing unprecedented amounts of money. To ensure a safer Australia on #IDEVAW2022, we must all cooperate”.

“Too many women experience heartbreaking and unimaginable abuse. They aren’t stats, though. They are mothers, wives, aunts, sisters, and daughters. Life is destroyed by violence against women and girls. Together, we must declare that enough is enough and that all women and girls deserve safety. #IDEVAW2022”, this was stated by Michelle O’Neill, the first minister.

“For saying that obstetric violence is sex-based violence on the 2020 International Day to End Violence Against Women, I endured days of online harassment and abuse. I was called toxic, dangerous, violent. I’ll say it once more today. Obstetric violence is gender-based violence”, said Milli Hill, an author.

Besides, Linda Burney, the minister of Indigenous Australians, said, “We demand an end to violence against Indigenous women on this International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and pledge to do our part to make Australia a safer place for all. It can be difficult to talk about violence against women and children, and reading this might make you feel upset. Aid is accessible. Please dial 000 if you or someone close to you is in immediate danger or distress. You can reach out to for advice, support, and counseling. The national counseling service for sexual assault, domestic abuse, and family violence is called @1800RESPECT. This service is unrestricted, free, and available around-the-clock. Dial 1800 737 732 to reach 1800RESPECT”.

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