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Canberra Community Calls for Action to End Violence Against Women

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In the wake of the Bondi Junction stabbings and the alarming surge in incidents of violence against women, the Canberra community, activists, and organisations are uniting for the Nationwide No More: A National Rally Against Violence demanding Canberra politicians and change makers act before more lives are lost.   

The organiser of the Canberra event, Sandra Rajic works in Violence Prevention Services and is a counsellor and female co-facilitator of EveryMan’s Preventing Violence Changing Behaviour (PVCB) group program working with perpetrators of violence. Sandra is passionate about working with men to stop violence and improve the lives of women and children.  

According to Rajic, recent statistics paint a grim picture: one in three women globally has experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, with the numbers escalating during periods of crisis. Behind these figures lie countless stories of pain, trauma, and shattered lives.

“We stand behind the Attorney General’s urgent call to action for communities everywhere especially men to stand up, speak out, and say enough is enough,” said Rajic. 

“The rally aims to draw attention to the pressing issue of violence and the alarming statistics that show towards women is on the rise.”   

“The No More: A National Rally Against Violence is not just a protest; it’s a beacon of hope, a gathering of voices determined to make a difference.   

According to Rajic, they welcome Individuals from all walks of life to come together to demand accountability from policymakers and advocate for enhanced support services for survivors, working towards dismantling the pervasive structures that perpetuate gender-based violence. 

“This rally is a testament to the power of collective action. By joining forces, we send a clear message: violence against anyone, especially women is unacceptable, and we will not rest until every woman feels safe, respected, and empowered.”  

We invite individuals of all backgrounds, genders, and ages to join us in solidarity from 2 pm on Sunday 28 April at Garema Place to stand up against this ongoing issue.   

“Together, let’s turn our outrage into action, our sorrow into strength, and our hope into tangible change.” 

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