campaign was also about recognising the positive contribution men could make to preventing domestic violence.
According to the White Ribbon website, “building up gender equality and respectful relationships between men and women can change attitudes and prevent violence,” she said.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data from 2012 reveals that 46.4 per cent of men have experienced violence by a male perpetrator since the age of 15.
Ms Willyams said most of the time this violence had been perpetrated by an unknown male.
“We must remember that men are also victims of domestic violence,” she said. What: Rotaract Club of South Perth White Ribbon Photography Competition When: Saturday, May 30, 7pm Where: South Perth Community Hall Cost: $20 includes a free beverage Photo competition closes Friday, May 23 Email entries to: photocomp@ southperthrotaract.org
South Perth Rotaract Club members Ivy Willyams, Adelaide Kohler, Hamish Kohler and Sam Fewster hope to put an end to domestic violence. MONEY raised from the online auction of an amethyst pendant (pictured) will help fund breast cancer care nurses for Breast Cancer Care WA and the McGrath Foundation.
Leederville jeweller Rohan Milne spent more than 20 hours creating the solid 18ct white gold hour glass-shaped pendant, which is set on a white gold trace chain, with help from Community Newspaper Group editor Denise S. Cahill.
Worth more than $6000, the pendant features two pearshaped deep purple amethyst gems with white diamond detail.
The auction is open at www.clubbid.com.au/auction? id=2697.