Last Wednesday, November 25, was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which, according to the UN, has been observed as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, marked the occasion by releasing a video message in support of the cause.
Camilla Parker Bowles Offers a New Peek Inside Her Home While Sharing a Powerful Statement
In the video, which we're assuming was filmed at Clarence House, the duchess, 73, implores those watching to be vigilant about spotting signs of domestic violence in those around us, adding that, "Together we can and we must eliminate violence against women."
It's not the first time Her Royal Highness has spoken out against domestic abuse. According to Prince Charles and Camilla's official website, the Duchess of Cornwall supports more than 90 charities as Patron or President: "Her Royal Highness’s charity work is varied but several themes prevail: health, literacy, supporting those in need; the elderly, victims of rape and sexual abuse and domestic violence, empowering women; food; animals, dance and heritage and the arts."
Specifically highlighting the work of domestic abuse charities and the work they do to support victims and survivors, she has visited the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (a shelter for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking) and attended a round table meeting on the subject in Adelaide, Australia.
"Her Royal Highness has visited the domestic violence charities SafeLives, Refuge and Women's Aid in the UK, and in July 2016 hosted a reception at Clarence House on this subject," her patronages page continues. "The Reception provided an opportunity for guests to share and generate new ideas, encourage closer collaboration, and ultimately to benefit victims of domestic abuse. It also acknowledged the work of staff and volunteers across the various sectors – as well as the bravery of victims in coming forward to share their experiences."
Keep up the incredibly important work.