Home - Claire Moore - Labor Senator for Queensland

MOTIONS: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:42): I, and also on behalf of Senator Cash and Senator Waters, move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that:

(i) Tuesday, 25 November 2014, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,

(ii) the day has been designated by the United Nations (UN) to raise public awareness of the problem of violence against women,

(iii) violence against women continues to be a global pandemic, and that UN figures show that up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime, and

(iv) 25 November is also White Ribbon Day;

(b) recognises that:

(i) violence against women is a violation of women's human rights,

(ii) anyone committed to preventing violence against women can become a White Ribbon Australia advocate,

(iii) White Ribbon Australia is Australia's only national male led campaign to stop violence against women, and

(iv) there are a range of government and community initiatives to protect women and children who are the victims of violence;

(c) congratulates the men and women who provide support to women who face violence in their homes and communities, including to the White Ribbon Campaign; and

(d) acknowledges:

(i) the cross-party support of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022, and

(ii) the role of successive governments in working to ensure a significant and sustained reduction in violence against women and children and the need for this support to continue.

Question agreed to.