KDHS joins the cause

Kyabram Free Press - - LOCALCLASSIES -

KYABRAM Dis­trict Health Ser­vice hosted a white rib­bon re­lay event as part of their on­go­ing com­mit­ment to help­ing end do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

KDHS Pri­mary Health Care man­ager Court­ney Baxter said the white rib­bon cam­paign was the largest global male-led move­ment to stop vi­o­lence against women.

She said the cam­paign aimed to en­gage and en­able men and boys to lead so­cial change.

“Vi­o­lence against women takes many forms, in­clud­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal and eco­nomic abuse, so­cial iso­la­tion, sex­ual as­sault, rape, sex­ual ha­rass­ment and dis­crim­i­na­tion,” Ms Baxter said.

“One in three Aus­tralian women over the age of 15 have re­ported ex­pe­ri­enc­ing at least one in­ci­dent of ei­ther phys­i­cal or sex­ual vi­o­lence.”

Ms Baxter said KDHS is one of the largest em­ploy­ers within the com­mu­nity com­mit­ted to the white rib­bon mes­sage.

“We feel that it’s our role to lead by ex­am­ple and en­cour­age other em­ploy­ers and com­mu­nity agen­cies to take a stance on vi­o­lence against women,” she said.

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