AUSTRALIA’S police force have stood together in Canberra’s Parliament House to take a stand against violence against women.
Police Commissioners across Australia and New Zealand reaffirmed their united commitment to address the scourge of violence against women and children.
One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15, and alarmingly this figure has not changed in a decade.
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In a statement from Australian and New Zealand Police Commissioners, they said the statistics were alarming.
“These are appalling statistics and a stark reminder of how much work we need to do. We can’t do it alone.,” the statement read.
“Most importantly, all men have the capacity to make a difference and help prevent violence against women and children. We need to work together as a community to challenge behaviours and attitudes that condone violence or sexism.”