Hon Andrea Mitchell BPE DipEd MLA

Hon Andrea Mitchell BPE DipEd MLA

Former Minister for Mental Health; Child Protection

    Men STAND UP against domestic violence

    9/12/2016 10:00 AM
     
    • Prominent Perth men 'STAND UP' against violence towards women
    • Department for Child Protection and Family Support hosting 'STAND UP' for White Ribbon event

    More than 20 prominent men from the Western Australian arts, sport, music, business, media and culinary sectors have taken part in a photographic project to raise awareness about and to end violence against women.

     

    A 'STAND UP' event is being held at nib Stadium today to thank the men who took part in the project to mark the global male-led White Ribbon campaign.

     

    Child Protection Minister Andrea Mitchell said it was a stark reality that one in three women had experienced physical or sexual abuse perpetrated by someone known to them.

     

    "The Liberal National Government has implemented a range of initiatives, including new family safety teams offering outreach services in the Kimberley to address the over-representation of Aboriginal women as victims of family and domestic violence in the region," she said.

     

    "A meaningful reduction in family and domestic violence will only happen if as a society we challenge the attitudes that normalise this violence.

     

    "I thank all the men, such as leading sportsmen Damian Martin and Matt Priddis, and Daniel Morrison, chief executive officer of the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service, who have taken a stand as mentors and spoken out against violence towards women.

     

    "As a community, we must not accept violence in any form, and the more awareness there is about the realities of family and domestic violence, the more we can hold perpetrators accountable and protect those who are vulnerable."

     

    Fact File

    • Click here to access the photographic images
    • The images will be displayed at the 'STAND UP' event, on the Perth Cultural Centre Big Screen and the Northbridge Piazza Superscreen on December 9
    • The images will also be displayed at selected Perth and Fremantle stores and cafes and at the State Theatre Centre's Studio Underground Foyer until December 16
    • Anyone in immediate danger, call 000.  To talk to a trained professional, the Women's and Men's Domestic Violence Helplines operate 24 hours a day seven days a week and can provide information, support and counselling:
      • Women's Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 007 339
      • Men's Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 000 599

    Minister's office - 6552 5400

     

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