Black & White for a good cause

Raising Awareness for the Prevention of Violence Against Women

Words by Billy George

Unfortunately, we still live in a world where violence is common place. A natural reaction for a lot of people. While world peace is a pipe dream of those in the Miss America pageants, we can at least strive for a world free of violence against women. 

Like Shakira's hips don't lie, the stats on domestic and non-physical abuse against women in Australia don't fib either. What they actually do is paint a ridiculously bleak picture on the impacts of women at home, the workplace and the wider community. Give yourself a moment to read through some of them.

  1. One in three women have experience physical and/or sexual violence by someone they know.
  2. One in five women over 18 have been stalked.
  3. One in five women experience harassment in the workplace.
  4. One woman is killed every week by a current or former partner over a 12 month period.
  5. Violence is the principal cause of homelessness for women and their children.
  6. Two out of 5 assaults reported to police were family/domestic violence related

For the last couple of years, one way or another, I've gotten involved in helping raise $$$ for White Ribbon and their hard work in preventing violence against women. Last year, a friend of mine hosted a dinner with some of his closer friends and had a great night, raising close to $400. This year? My colleagues and I baked goodies for ourselves and the offices in the building and sold each piece for two bucks - all up? Just over $900! 

So, why the black and white? Cause there is no fine line between what is considered violence or not. No a single spec of grey. 

What I Wore
Zara tee
G-Star houndstooth X25 denim
Christian Kimber sneakers
Coach slingbag
Bailey Nelson specs
Triwa watch

Sources:
White Ribbon
https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/understand-domestic-violence/facts-violence-women/domestic-violence-statistics/