Most of us consider our homes and communities to be safe places. Unfortunately, we know that for too many women and children, this is not the case.
At Telstra, we are proud to be a long-time supporter of White Ribbon, a male-led campaign to raise awareness and prevent violence against women. For me, this campaign is about raising awareness of this issue that affects so many Australians. Did you know on average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence in Australia? And domestic and family violence is the principle cause of homelessness for women and their children.
Violence against women is everyone’s issue. The victims are our mothers, our wives, our sisters, our daughters, our colleagues and our friends – across all age ranges, levels of wealth and education and backgrounds. It’s an issue for men because men must be part of creating a culture in which violence is unacceptable.