Say No2 Family & Domestic Violence
District Chair 2024-25 - PP Carolyn Millard - Portland. Click here for email
The statistics are sobering: Intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women, affecting 30 percent of women worldwide, according to a 2013 World Health Organization report.
In Australia, one death every 7 days is related to family violence and each one is unacceptable, preventable, and addressing it is ‘everyone’s business’.
Although some projects around family violence have been in action for some time, in 2023 all District Governors in Zone 8 (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) committed to make a stand against family violence with a campaign of “Say NO To Domestic and Family Violence”
We once decided we would end polio when it seemed impossible. Why can’t Rotary put an end to domestic violence?
Domestic and family violence doesn’t discriminate, crosses all boundaries, race, age, financial status, education, sex, and the suburb you may live in but predominantly affects women and children. It is the main driver for homelessness in our communities.
Nothing says it stronger than “The most unsafe place a woman can be statistically – is in her own home” (NSW commissioner of Police)
Rotary, with their partners, can be a strong voice for change.
I encourage your club to create a ripple effect for change in your community - nominate a club champion and join the rest of Zone 8 in Saying NO to Domestic and Family Violence and let’s break the silence.
Meeting information
Join our monthly meetings where projects are discussed, and members are able to ask questions about projects occurring across District 9780.
When: Second Tuesday Monthly
Time: 7:30pm
Further information email Carolyn Millard (Email link above)