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Mayors Unite to Oppose Violence against Women

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Greater Hobart’s Mayors have jointly stated ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to violence against women and its impact on communities. Today (25 November) is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – a day on which governments around the world are encouraged to raise public awareness about the ongoing impact that […]

Greater Hobart’s Mayors have jointly stated ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to violence against women and its impact on communities.

Today (25 November) is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – a day on which governments around the world are encouraged to raise public awareness about the ongoing impact that violence against women has on individuals, families and the community.

Building on the objectives of the international day, the four Greater Hobart Mayors – Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston, Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman, Kingborough Mayor Dean Winter and Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds – have joined with Australian organisation Our Watch to put their support for the campaign on the record through a short video titled One Voice.

“This is a good opportunity for Greater Hobart to stand together on this very important topic,” Cr Reynolds said.

“Local governments can play a significant role in preventing violence against women through advocacy and encouraging others to speak up when they see something that’s not appropriate.

“Every time someone speaks out about violence against women, it helps to bring awareness, educate and drive change in our community.”

The video will be featured on all the social media accounts of each of the Council areas tomorrow to highlight the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The video can be viewed on the City of Hobart’s Facebook page.

The joint message from the Greater Hobart Mayors

“In February 2000 the United Nations designated the 25th of November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, inviting governments around the world to join together and raise public awareness about the ongoing impact that violence against women has on individuals, families and the community.

“That is why we have joined together today, as the local governments of Greater Hobart, to raise as ONE VOICE, to say enough is enough; as Doing Nothing Does Harm.

“Sixty-three women died in Australia in 2019 as a result of violence, that is more than one woman a week and this number has been consistent for nearly a decade, enough is enough.

“We are calling on each and everyone one of you to Do Something about violence against women, as Doing Nothing Does Harm.

“So what can you do? Just remember Our Watch’s three ‘S’s: Show disapproval, Support women and Speak up.

“By doing the three ‘S’s you are showing that disrespect, sexism and violence against women have no place in our communities.”

Source: Tasmanian Times https://www.tasmaniantimes.com/2020/11/mayors-unite-to-oppose-violence-against-women/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mayors-unite-to-oppose-violence-against-women

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