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Council united against violence

10 Dec 2013

The City of Melbourne (CoM) has confirmed its commitment to preventing violence against women and has adopting its ‘We need to talk: Preventing violence against women strategy 2013-16’.

In a first for a capital city council, councillors unanimously supported the strategy ahead of White Ribbon Day, which was on November 25.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said one in three woman over 15 had experienced violence and this was simple not okay.

“That is a frightening and unacceptable statistic, especially when we know that violence is the leading cause of homelessness among women in Melbourne,” Cr Doyle said.

“A year after Melbourne signed on as a White Ribbon city, and on the eve of White Ribbon Day I am proud that we have delivered on our pledge to do what we can to end violence against women,” he added.

Read the strategy online at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/CommunityServices/CommunitySafety/Pages/PreventingViolenceAgainstWomen

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