On 16 December 2012, a 23-year-old Indian physiotherapy student was viciously beaten and gang raped in Delhi. This young woman was a member of a national physiotherapy organisation just like the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She died 13 days later and the tragedy has sparked international outrage, becoming an unacceptable symbol of violence against women everywhere.
In the lead up to International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, the APA is fundraising for UN Women Australia’s campaign to end violence against women, both here and abroad. We’d like you to join us.
Violence against women is one of the most widespread human rights abuses. It affects women of all ages, races, and cultures, overseas and in our own backyard. Globally, six out of ten women will experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
The UN Women’s campaign is run in more than 100 countries and aims to empower women and effect change with men. Please join the APA and UN Women Australia in promoting gender equality and ending violence against women.