How we separate ‘us’ from the victims of violence

We separate us from them, in different ways. Whether we render it an ethnic thing, a cultural thing, a gang thing, a mob thing, a poverty thing, a feral thing, an inhuman thing the constant is that there is always a victim of violence and there were always people who knew.

Australia and the United States partnership to address violence against women globally

Violence devastates the lives of millions of women and girls globally. It knows no socio-economic or educational boundaries. It is not particular to any society or culture. Globally, around 30 per cent of women and girls experience physical, psychological or sexual violence during their lifetime. Tragically, the incidence of violence is much higher in situations of armed conflict. This is simply unacceptable. Violence against women is a universal problem that must be universally condemned and addressed.