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Family violence is the most significant contributor to death, disability or illness in Victorian women aged 15 – 44. In the past five years, Hepburn Shire incidents of family violence reported to the police have continued to increase. Last financial year, there were 128 police reported family violence offences in Hepburn Shire with children present at 32% of these police call outs.

Council is establishing a White Ribbon Committee to initiate a campaign to end violence against women. White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end violence against women.

Show your support by nominating for the White Ribbon Committee and /or purchasing White Ribbon merchandise from Council’s libraries and customer service offices.

Nomination Forms and a Terms of Reference for the committee will be available shortly.

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