She is another man’s mother, daughter or sister. Everyone deserves to have a home that is safe, especially children. A real man is the one who protects his family and controls himself at the time of anger.
Whenever I meet women survivors or defenders of women’s rights, I am uplifted and inspired to engage – I cannot let them down. It will be our numbers and our voices as women that will change the world.
I can only hope that in my young daughter’s lifetime, she will witness and benefit from true equality between men and women, and an end to violence against women and girls – in all its forms.
By collaborating with key partners, we work to ensure that all women experiencing domestic violence are supported and empowered. Together we send a clear message: violence against women is never acceptable.
Violence is the inappropriate use of power. Power is not bad in itself. However when it is used inappropriately, as in violence against women, it is important that people with positional power use it to change behaviour and attitudes.
We are committed to combatting all aspects of human trafficking, slavery and unlawful exploitation of persons, including forced marriage. Crimes of these types exploit the weak and vulnerable for personal gain or profit. The AFP works as part of a comprehensive multi-agency strategy to ensure an effective approach is taken to prevent further instances of trafficking, protecting and supporting victims as well as prosecuting perpetrators.
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The Americans tend to refer to domestic violence as domestic or spousal ‘abuse’. I think that this term encapsulates so much of what violence against women is about. It is much more than physical abuse. It is also the abuse of a relationship, of love, of trust, of financial inequality, of a family structure, and the fear of shame by the victim that can lead to feelings of helplessness and isolation. My aim is to expose such perpetrators for what they are and to give support and protection to victims so that they can live freely and be themselves.