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1 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter Martin Luther King

2 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria White Ribbon Day Started in Canada in 1991 by a group of male students on second anniversary of the shooting of 14 female peers at the University of Montreal. The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working together to end men's violence against women. Wearing a white ribbon is seen as a personal pledge to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

3 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria I am a White Ribbon Ambassador This means I am a man who – is opposed to violence by men against women – actively challenges attitudes and behaviours which support violence against women

4 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria What is violence against women?

5 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria

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9 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria It takes so many forms… Violence isn’t just the physical, sexual, emotional or verbal behaviour used to control someone through fear. Things we say, or don’t say, contribute to the abuse.

10 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Abusive and controlling behaviour Constant put downs Criticism Jealousy Unpredictable reactions Silent treatment Threats to harm self/pets/kids/ you/your family Driving dangerously Control of money Isolating from family and friends Not allowing you out Telling you what to wear/what to say/what not to say/how to vote/who to see Unwanted touching, kissing or sex Damage to property Shouting Slapping Pushing Biting Use of weapons Stalking Constant text messages/phone calls between partners opposite sex/same sex/elders and adult kids/ teenagers and parents/ grown siblings living/ kinship groups living as a family in a domestic arrangement …it often goes unrecognised

11 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Internationally Every year there are 1.6 million reported violence related deaths World Health Organisation % of all deaths self inflicted 35% intimate and family violence 11% collective violence

12 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria In Australia 1 in 3 women experience violence in their relationship That’s 1000 women EACH DAY In Queensland alone the Police handle more than confirmed domestic violence incidents each year (still 9 in 10 are not reported) Domestic Violence is a major cause of death and disability in women aged 15 to 44

13 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Every week, another two women escape domestic violence Australian Institute of Criminology 2008

14 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Every year in Australia Over children and young people accompany their mothers to a refuge Most family and intimate violence goes unreported 9 in 10 women do not report violence

15 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria It doesn’t stop at the home In 2009, domestic and family violence costs Australia $13.6 billion annually The largest contributor is pain, suffering and premature mortality Access Economics 2004 The Cost of Domestic Violence to the Australian Economy Violence against women costs Australia

16 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Its time for change Together we can create a world where…

17 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria …women and children are safe in their own homes

18 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria …each of us knows how to express ourselves

19 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria … we know what our needs are

20 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria …and how to get our needs met

21 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria It starts with… … YOU Focus on changing our own attitudes and behaviours being more aware of when we say and do things which may be ‘violence supporting’ and changing this Everyone has the same basic needs and desires

22 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria It starts with… … communication "All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished." Marshall Rosenberg

23 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria It starts with… … listening Hearing other’s expressions without taking them on or being responsible ‘less of me, more of you’ Silence, attention, pacing The power of ‘mmmm’ Valuing the people we love and care about Valuing the people we work with

24 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Putting it into practice

25 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Putting it into practice Make it clear SituationYou hear a man tell a joke or say something about women that makes you feel uncomfortable.

26 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Putting it into practice Bring it home SituationYou hear a man tell a joke or say something about women that makes you feel uncomfortable.

27 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Putting it into practice I reckon… SituationYou hear a man tell a joke or say something about women that makes you feel uncomfortable.

28 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Putting it into practice Chat… SituationYou hear a man tell a joke or say something about women that makes you feel uncomfortable.

29 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Putting it into practice Distract SituationYou witness a man harassing and/or assaulting a woman. This is an especially useful technique in dealing with situations in which there is a higher risk of physical violence (e.g. harassment or assault).

30 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Dealing with violent situations It is important NOT to place yourself in compromising situations Violence must not support violence Remember the police are trained to deal with these situations; the aim is to BE BRAVE, NOT STUPID Taking a step forward does not mean you need to be a martyr or hero. It is essential that you do NOT place yourself or others also at risk Taking more direct steps, particularly when faced with a violent situation, is very challenging.

31 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter Martin Luther King

32 This presentation was developed in partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge and Say No To Violence Victoria Final thoughts Your challenge: Remember that we all have the same needs. Express appreciation or gratitude by saying what need was met. When feeling upset, identify what need of ours is not met and what we can do to about it, rather than thinking about what’s wrong with others or that they ‘should’ fix it.

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