What’s Cool With Women is a new segment in the Writes4Women podcast, shining a spotlight on positive people, campaigns and organisations making a great impact on women and women’s issues around the globe. What’s Cool With Women this month is a campaign by Sony Music and the Queensland Music Festival called “You’re the Voice for Domestic Violence” and it couldn’t be cooler. A bunch of brilliant Aussie artists have remade the iconic John Farnham song “You’re the Voice”, using the power of music to raise money for young people in Queensland fleeing domestic violence.
The following basic statistics help demonstrate the prevalence and severity of violence against women:
- – On average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia.1
- – One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence, since the age of 15.2
- – One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence.2
- – One in four Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner.2
- – One in four Australian women has experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner.3
- – Women are at least three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner.4
SONY FOUNDATION CHARITY SINGLE
Iconic Australian artists Archie Roach, Troy Cassar-Daley and Montaigne have joined forces with Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano and Isaiah to sing ‘You’re the Voice’ on a charity single to raise funds to support young people who are victims of domestic violence. The single is available on iTunes with all profits received by the Sony Foundation being donated to DVConnect who provide 24/7 crisis response in Queensland for those living with domestic or family violence. You can help turn the tide on domestic violence and buy the single.