Home - Claire Moore - Labor Senator for Queensland

MOTIONS - Violence Against Women and Girls

Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:46): I, and also on behalf of Senator Rice, move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes:

(i) the Brisbane action on Sunday, 12 February 2017, as part of the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women and girls,

(ii) that together with Nia Australia, Vulcana Women's Circus, WaW Dance and Brisbane Powerhouse, women gathered to celebrate a world free from violence, and

(iii) that funds raised on the day were directed to Brisbane domestic violence services; and

(b) recognises that One Billion Rising:

(i) is the biggest mass action to end violence against women and was launched on Valentine's Day 2012,

(ii) began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime, with the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls, and

(iii) is focused is on women's strength and resistance, aiming to work together to raise awareness and demand a world free from violence.

Question agreed to.