“A woman is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to get breast cancer. But, unlike cancer, sexual violence is rarely discussed. There is a stigma attached to sexual crime, the result of attitudes that lay the blame on the woman for the rape, not the perpetrator." 
We want to have 5000 pledges by the end of 2010. Men pledged never to remain silent about violence against women, and to take action in whatever time they can spare.
To end violence against women we need a culture change. We need people to speak out about it and condemn it. So, one of the most important things you can do is to talk about it.
Some ideas on quick things to do to tell people about this campaign.
 New philanthropy capital (2008) Hard knock life – Violence against women: A guide for donorsand funders. npc. London
I C Change will be hosting a Parliamentary Lobby on the Istanbul Convention for MPs on the 13th July and will be co-hosted by Gavin Newlands MP, Maria Miller MP, Jess Phillips MP and Tom Brake MP.
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On average, two women a week in England and Wales are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner. This constitutes nearly 40% of all female homicide victims.