A diverse range of Australian musicians including Courtney Barnett, Violent Soho, Urthboy and many more, have united to put their weight behind the online movement #notON – a campaign aimed at eradicating violence against women.
The initiative, created alongside national charity White Ribbon Australia, was semi-launched at last night’s Queensland Music Awards at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
Opening act Yarwah were early visible supporters, each member wearing a #notON t-shirt.
Other Aussie artists already lending their support are Boy & Bear, Troy Cassar-Daley, Pete Murray, Katie Noonan, Bad//Dreems, Busby Marou, Bliss N Eso, L-FRESH The Lion, The Church, The Basics and The Choirboys – just to name a few!
“We are excited to have the support of the music industry via this creative initiative,” said Libby Davies, the chief executive of White Ribbon Australia. “It’s so important to break the silence that surrounds men’s violence against women. Hearing musicians lend their voices to the campaign helps to expand the reach of our prevention work aimed at changing the attitudes and behavior that lead to such violence.”
Harrowing statistics reveal that, on average, one woman is killed every week as a result of domestic violence, and that it is the principal cause of homelessness for women and their children in the modern world.
So far, here is a list of artists pledging their allegiance:
Bliss N Eso
Boy & Bear
L-FRESH The Lion
Lurch & Chief
Suze De Marchi
The Last Kinection
We All Want To
For more information on the initiative, use and follow the #notON hashtag on social media.