Kiss Violence Against Women Goodbye! creates awareness and educates victims to speak out and seek help. Knowing that they are not alone will help them to find their voice.
Violence is the leading cause of death, illness and disability for Australian women aged 15 to 44. It’s responsible for more illness and premature death than any other preventable cause, such as hypertension, obesity, or smoking.
A woman is killed almost every week in Australia by a male partner or ex-partner. Over one third of the violence experienced by women occurs in their home and most of it is perpetrated by someone they know.
Research indicates that from the age of 15, 1 in 5 Australian women have experienced sexual violence and 1 in 3 have experienced physical violence.
LESS than half of Australian women who suffer violence at the hands of men report the assaults to police.
One in three Australian women will experience physical violence in their lifetime, while 23% to 28% will experience sexual or emotional harm.
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