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Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Page: 9026


Senator RICE (Victoria) (16:14): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) 25 November 2017 marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women,

   (ii) the United Nations (UN) states that violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, and

   (iii) the UN 2017 theme for this International Day is 'Leave no one behind: End violence against women and girls', and that any effort to reduce violence against women should pay particular attention to, and be inclusive of, transgender and queer women, Indigenous women, women with disabilities, and women with migrant and refugee experiences; and

(b) calls on all parliamentarians to:

   (i) affirm that violence against women and girls is not inevitable, and that prevention is possible and essential, and

   (ii) commit to supporting efforts to eliminate violence against women in Australia and around the world.

Question agreed to.