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SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

 

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Early notice that it is White Ribbon Day on Friday and that there will be a floral installation in Fremantle’s Henderson Street between the Sail&Anchor and Fremantle Markets from 9am to 1pm.

Domestic violence, mainly against women, is an abhorrent crime that has been increasing in Australia, and that needs to be stopped!

Roel Loopers

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STAND UP AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

Posted in city of fremantle, crime, family, violence, women by freoview on November 22, 2016

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Domestic violence against women dramatically increased in Australia this year and that is unacceptable, so everyone needs to be aware of it and help change this around.

There are absolutely no excuses for men to assault women. It does not matter if you are drunk, drugged or just in a bad mood, women deserve respect and have the right to feel safe at home.

This Friday is WHITE RIBBON DAY where we are reminded of the senseless violence against women, the mothers of our children, our sisters, aunties, friends and as a community we need to speak out and help protect those who get beaten up. The silence around domestic violence has to stop!

Beating up a woman is not a silly mistake that one regrets the next day but it is a violent crime for which there are no excuses whatsoever and ever!

Come to Kings Square on Friday November 25 between 8-12 am, where there will be guest speakers, live entertainment, free legal advise and stalls.

Show solidarity with women who get abused by their partners. It needs to stop NOW!

Roel Loopers

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WHITE RIBBON DAY FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, white ribbon day by freoview on November 25, 2015

 

The City of Fremantle held a WHITE RIBBON DAY breakfast event at Kings Square this morning to raise awareness about domestic violence in our society. One in four women in Australia have been a victim of domestic violence by a partner or former partner and that is totally unacceptable, so we all need to speak out when we witness or hear about domestic violence.

Roel Loopers

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ONLY COWARDS BASH WOMEN

I will be attending the WHITE RIBBON breakfast at Fremantle’s Kings Square tomorrow morning to raise awareness of the women who die every week in Australia because they were abused by their partners or former partners.

Domestic violence is extremely ugly and absolutely unacceptable and men who beat up their wife, partner, lover have lost all respect for themselves.

It is never ever o.k. to assault a woman no matter what happens in a relationship. Men don’t own their partners and women are not men’s property. There are no excuses and no matter how deeply one gets hurt it does not give a man the right to beat up a woman.

Beating up the woman you love and then tearfully apologise is not good enough. It should not happen and she should not accept your apology but leave you straight away because you will do it again. Once we have lost the respect that is necessary for a good relationship there is no way back and only separation is the way to move forward. Assault is not an expression of love, or frustration, or pain, it is criminal bullying and nothing else.

And all you guys out there, don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe all women are saints and that they are not capable of hurting men, but abusing them is never the solution.

Roel Loopers

 

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SAY NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on November 20, 2013

It is WHITE RIBBON DAY today, the day where we are all saying loud and clear that violence against women will not be accepted in our society. It is very important that men also speak up against the abuse of women and let their peers know they won’t tolerate it.

I was aghast when I heard ABC radio presenter Susan Maushart some years ago saying that nine out of ten women she knew had been the victims of violence by their partners. That is outrageous and needs to stop.

We all know that relationships are not always perfect, but violent abuse is a big no-no, no matter what happens between partners.

Roel Loopers

 

ONLY COWARDS HIT WOMEN

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on November 25, 2011

It is WHITE RIBBON DAY today and many men around Australia are swearing not to tolerate violence against women. Although I of course support the sentiment, it is sad we need prominent men to pledge to something that should be a given. Violence against women is inflicted by cowards, and it is reprehensible and absolutely unacceptable!

It is incomprehensible to me that many men believe they have some form of ownership over the girlfriends, lovers, partners or wives, and that makes it alright to abuse them in any way and form they see fit. Great relationships are made of respect and tolerance, and are partnerships, with equal rights and responsibilities. Women are not our servants or properties!

But we should not stop by only combatting violence against women. Violence in all forms is unacceptable in a civilised society and we need to stand up whenever we witness it. It is not good enough that many people in our community don’t feel safe on the streets, on public transport, and in their own homes. The violent cowards who have total disregards for the safety and lives of their fellow citisens need to be taken off the streets, because we all; men, women and children, have the right to feel safe in OUR cities and towns!

Roel Loopers

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