At the final briefing of the 43rd parliament the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development launched its first short film, 'One in Three', filmed and edited by Tye Dunn.
The film features Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Finance Minister Penny Wong, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne, Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, PGPD Chair Senator Claire Moore, PGPD Vice Chair Dr Mal Washer and Senator Louise Pratt along with business and community sector leaders Lucy Turnbull, Julia Newton-Howes (CARE Australia), Christine Galavotti (CARE USA), Rebecca Vassarotti (YWCA Canberra) and Chrystina Stanford (Canberra Rape Crisis Centre).
‘One In Three’ addresses the statistic that one in every three women in the world will face sexual assault or gender-based violence in their lifetime. This is one billion women worldwide, and has given rise to One Billion Rising, the largest global action to end violence against women and girls.
These parliamentarians and key advocates are taking a stand against this pervasive statistic, and are committing to rise against prejudice and tackle the root causes of gender-based violence and sexual assault.
Watch the film and listen to their powerful statements supporting women and the LGBTIQ community.
The PGPD is rising in the belief that respect for all people is a dream worth fighting for.