24 April 2017
52 life-size silhouettes of women will be on display on our Sunshine Coast campus throughout the day on Tuesday 2 May. Each of these silhouettes represent one woman that is killed every week by their intimate partner in Australia.
The event aims to raise awareness and promote conversation around these issues. If the theme of the event causes you distress you can access free counselling and support via Student Wellbeing. Alternatively, you can contact external support hotlines at any time.
White Ribbon Australia
White Ribbon Australia’s vision is that all women live in safety, free from all forms of men’s violence. The victims of violence are not merely statistics; they are our wives, sister, mothers, daughters, aunties, friends and colleagues.
The campaign is a means for men to speak out and act to stop violence against women, and to safely and effectively challenge the attitudes and behaviours of a minority of men who use or condone violence against women.
We work through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising, education and programs with youth, schools, workplaces and across the broader community.
Visit White Ribbon Australia for more information on practical and safe ways to change the attitudes towards abusive and violent behaviour.
Rosie Batty Honorary Award and Public Lecture
In recognition of Rosie Batty's incredible personal courage and ongoing work on behalf of family violence victims, USC will present Rosie with an Honorary Doctorate at a special ceremony at the Gympie Civic Centre, 5 May 2017, 4pm to 5pm
At this free community event, Rosie will receive her award and deliver a special public lecture on how communities must work together to end family violence.
All welcome! RSVP Essential.