We hope you were encouraged by our recent Air Asia billboard win. Speaking out really is the language of change. I wanted to highlight a number of other positive outcomes that I hope will continue to encourage you.
Mariner Watches have issued a formal apology after the release of some highly disturbing social media ads containing sexual violence.
"Our recent ad campaign was offensive, distasteful and an act of poor judgement. We want to ensure the public that Mariner does not promote sexism or violence against anyone and posting these pictures was a mistake that will not be made again"
A sexually violent video game called Rape Day set to be released this month on gaming platform Steam will no longer go ahead after the distributer Valve pulled the game from the platform.
“After significant fact-finding and discussion, we think ‘Rape Day’ poses unknown costs and risks and therefore won’t be on Steam.”
And it was recently announced that a new Government directive came into force which will stop the entry to Australia of people convicted of violent crimes against women and children.
“Australia has no tolerance for perpetrators of violence against women and children,” Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said.
“The message is clear: if you’ve been convicted of a violent crime against women or children, you are not welcome in this country. Wherever the offence occurred, whatever the sentence – Australia has no tolerance for domestic violence perpetrators."
Collective Shout welcomes this change. After years of campaigning for the government to take a stand it is a positive step in the right direction.
Thank you for being a part of a movement that is making the world a better place for the next generation.