Fundraising initiative that I am supporting during my ‘Blonde Roots' Book Launch and subsequent periods is:

The White Ribbon Campaign

Every purchase made through my website will enable White Ribbon to continue to support best practice primary intervention activities and research aimed at changing attitudes and behaviours that result in violence against women.

White Ribbon is an organisation that works to prevent male violence against women. It is a male-led campaign that believes that most men are good and that good men abhor such violence. White Ribbon also believes in the capacity of the individual to change and to encourage change in others.

Through primary prevention initiatives and an annual campaign, White Ribbon seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate violence against women.

Violence against women is a grave problem in Australian society. One woman is killed every week by a current or former partner. One in three women over the age of 15 report physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives. And domestic and family violence is the major cause of homelessness for women and their children, and a recognised form of child abuse.

Violence against women also places a massive financial burden on the nation. In the 2009 Time For Action Report, KPMG estimated that violence against women and their children cost the Australian economy $13.6 billion annually. This number is expected to rise to $15.6 billion within the decade.

White Ribbon works to stop this insidious violence.

Every book bought through my website will enable White Ribbon to continue to support best practice primary intervention activities and research aimed at changing attitudes and behaviours that result in violence against women.

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