The facts are unmistakable and cannot be ignored.
One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them.
Indigenous women and girls are 35 times more likely than the wider female population to be hospitalised due to family violence.
Statistics also indicate that the rate of domestic violence is higher in rural and regional areas.
The National Rural Health Alliance is proud to support White Ribbon Day 2014 on 25 November and would like men right across rural, regional and remote Australia to show their support.
“We encourage men across Australia to get behind White Ribbon Day by attending an event, purchasing a White Ribbon wristband or joining the biggest social media message in history,” said Gordon Gregory, CEO of the NRHA.
"Let's use that sense of local community and personal connectedness to act on the matter so that we can soon be proud of the situation in country communities," he said.
"Together we can drive change to prevent this violence."
For more information visit www.whiteribbon.org.au
Gordon Gregory (Chief Executive Officer) 02 6285 4660
Damien Hickman (Communications) 0414 380892