Violence Against Women Awareness Month 2012

30 Sep

Hands up all those who have never heard of or witnessed an act of violence toward a woman.

Thought so.

Starting tomorrow, or today, if you’re anywhere ahead of Pacific Standard Time, we kick off Violence Against Women (VAW) Awareness Month 2012, that will run through all of October.

I’ve shared this with you before and I am proud to continue to extend my support to the cause and the fantastic team of people behind it.

If you have a story to share, or are among the lucky ones not to have a violence story of your own, hop over.

Read, write, spread the word, encourage friends/family to speak up, offer support. Just don’t be an ostrich and pretend all’s hunky dory, and that if it doesn’t affect you directly, you’re going to sit pretty and not let it affect you at all.

This initiative doesn’t promise to change the world. It is intended to remind you–if the daily news doesn’t do that already–that violence, frequently gory, life-altering, vicious assaults on women’s bodies, minds and spirits, is far from declining. It could be happening next door to you as you read this. Or definitely down the street from your comfortable couch. Don’t believe me. Just read the statistics. And for the love of god or glitter, do your bit. Here’s your chance.

For more information on how you can help or contribute a post,

Write to:

On Twitter, follow: @VAWawareness and RT our tweets

On Facebook, ‘Like’:


So am I going to see you on 🙂

3 Responses to “Violence Against Women Awareness Month 2012”

  1. Aunty G. October 2, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    She’s back, People, she’s replied Everyone
    And in doing so, more verses she has spun
    So go check ’em out
    They’re all without a doubt
    Classic OJ — like currants in a bun!

  2. Orange Jammies October 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Aunty G: I have to say this
    I gave some a miss
    But you were great
    Even though I was late
    So here’s a hug and a kiss.


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