Duchess of Cornwall calls on men and women to unite to end sexual violence

THE Duchess of Cornwall has called on men and women to unite and end sexual violence.

In a speech to an audience including the PM’s pregnant wife Carrie Johnson, she said: “How many more women must be harassed, raped or murdered before we unite to forge a violence-free world?”


Camilla, 74, warned against a “culture of silence” among female victims, saying: “The victim feels invaded and dirty.

“Shame often causes the victim to blame herself.”

She also urged women to “get the men in our lives to participate”.

Camilla added: “After all, rapists are not born, they are constructed.”

The duchess spoke out last night at a reception in London for activism and art to help confront attitudes towards sexual violence.

She also paid tribute to recent victims including Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.

Camilla added: “This country has been appalled and saddened by the loss of women to violence this year.

“On average, one woman is killed by a man every three days.

"Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, Wenjing Lin, Geetika Goyal and Bennylyn Burke are names which, with all the others, must never be forgotten.

“Each one of these women endured unimaginable torment – and their loved ones who are left behind continue to suffer in the wake of their deaths.”

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