with Anne Summers, 30 September 2013
Click the image to watch the video of Anne Summers in Conversation with Julia Gillard at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 30 September 2013
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The bald statistics on violence against women have once again been given a grim personal dimension in a week where yet another woman and her three kids have been killed, seemingly at the hands of her husband and their father.
As a society we should not just be horrified by these continuing acts of violence – about one woman a week in Australia is killed by her current or former partner – we should be demanding action.
And, it seems, finally we might be starting to do that.
A week ago in Sydney an initiative called Our Watch was launched that aims to end violence against women and their children.
During her career, Anne Summers has built up a most eclectic résumé including stints as editor-in-chief of Ms. magazine, running the Hawke government’s Office of the Status of Women and taking the reins as deputy president of the Powerhouse Museum. Her most recent venture has seen her exploring the terrain of digital publishing with her free online magazine Anne Summers Reports launching in November 2012. (Cover stars have included Hillary Rodham Clinton, Cate Blanchett and Julia Gillard.)