Domestic violence: 1 billion reasons for change
August 25, 2015
Conversations, changes in attitudes, and learned experiences are key to ending violence against women, says Christine Nixon. As a former chief commissioner of Victoria Police, she addresses the ways that taskforces and the royal commission have worked to change the way police, courts and other services respond to domestic violence. However, Nixon acknowledges that this issue still persists.
“One of the root causes of this violence is attitudes – throughout the world – towards women and girls. Whether those attitudes are more common in developing countries than nations like ours is arguable. What is not arguable is that they still exist. And they need to change if we are to end violence against women.”