DVNSW Media Release – 16 Days Of Activism, What can you do to get involved?

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release

NSW community speaking out to end gendered violence “The 48 women who have been murdered this year is a devastating record of the extent of violence against women in our community – a violence that is far too pervasive. One woman is too many. It’s time to say Enough.” Says Joanne Yates, CEO of Domestic Violence NSW.

November 25th marks the International day for the elimination of Violence against Women and the beginning of the 16 days of activism on gendered violence. DVNSW is co-hosting a vigil at 4.30pm 25th November in Martin Place for community members to commemorate the 48 women murdered already this year.

2019 is the first year the since the liquidation of White Ribbon and DVNSW, however there is no lack of community determination to address gendered violence. “For decades before and decades to come, NSW communities are committed to address and to prevent gendered violence,” says Joanne Yates. Organisations who previously fundraised for White Ribbon can contact DVNSW for information about alternative organisations to donate to.

Domestic Violence NSW’s Voices for Change project links media outlets with survivors of domestic violence. “Survivors have a unique understanding and insight into domestic violence and how to prevent it.” explains Renata Field, Program Coordinator of Voices for Change.

Media contact: Joanne Yates, DVNSW CEO 0400936192 or ceo@dvnsw.org.au
Renata Field, Voices for Change Project Coordinator, 0457167339 or renata@dvnsw.org.au.

Domestic Violence NSW Inc. (DVNSW) is the peak body for specialist domestic and family violence services in NSW. DVNSW provides a representative and advocacy function for specialist services and the women, families and communities they support. Their mission is to eliminate domestic and family violence through leadership in policy, advocacy, partnerships and the promotion of best