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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP

Helping to reduce violence against women

19 November 2013

Prime Minister

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women

The Government will provide $1 million to the White Ribbon campaign to help reduce violence against women, particularly in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

For the past decade White Ribbon Day has been working to stop violence against women through education, preventative programs, partnerships and creative campaigns.

The Government is committed to doing all it can to stop any form of violence against women.

One in three Australian women over the age of 15 has reported experiencing physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives.

The $1 million funding announced today will expand the activities of the White Ribbon campaign with a particular focus on new and emerging culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Australia.

This commitment builds on our plans to ensure the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Children 2010-2022 is implemented.

I am proud to be one of nearly 2,200 White Ribbon Ambassadors across Australia working to create a cultural shift that leads to the end of violence against women.

19 November 2013