Update: WATCH NOW! Our online event for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is now able to be viewed in full here. Featuring the inputs of Bishop Vincent Long (starting at 24mins), Michael Jeh – Ambassador for Small Steps 4 Hannah (starting at 36mins), Christine Carolan – ACRATH (starting at 1hr and 12mins) and Shatha Jago from Jesuit Refugee Service ‘JRS’ Australia (starting at 1hr and 27mins).
For more information, resources and access to the Bishops Social Justice Statement 2022-23, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse go here
In August, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference issued its 2022 – 2023 Social Justice Statement, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse. The Statement focused on the issue of violence against women and children. In an effort to draw more attention to this important issue, the Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace will hold a special online event on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Friday 25 November.
Keynote speakers will include Bishop Vincent Long, Chair of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service, and Michael Jeh, Ambassador for Small Steps 4 Hannah, an organisation set up by the family of Hannah Clarke after her partner murdered her and their three children in Brisbane in 2020.
November 25 also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Many organisations in Australia and around the world have organised campaigns for this initiative which started 30 years ago. Christine Carolan from Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) and Shatha Jajo from Jesuit Refugee Services will share information at the event about their plans for this initiative.
Please register for this event and invite your friends and colleagues to join you:
Friday, 25 November
Register here: https://bit.ly/25NovSJS