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High-Profile Australian Women Recreate Calendar Girls To Address Domestic Violence Crisis

In a powerful move to raise awareness about domestic violence, 14 high-profile Australian women have come together to recreate the iconic Calendar Girls campaign. 

This initiative, named “Let’s Get Explicit,” aims to keep the conversation alive and drive societal change around the issue of violence against women in Australia.

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Politicians like Victorian MP Georgie Purcell, actor Sharon Johal and our own Antoinette Lattouf have been photographed in the calendar.

On today’s The Briefing episode, Bension talks to Antoinette to find out why she’s involved and what the organisers hope to achieve.

Lattouf spoke about her involvement and what the organisers hope to achieve with this initiative.

“The idea behind this calendar is not just to shock but to provoke thought and action. Domestic violence is a crisis that needs continuous attention, and we hope this calendar can help keep the conversation going and inspire change,” she said.

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The original Calendar Girls were a group of ordinary women from a small town in Yorkshire, who posed nude with positioned props to raise money for leukemia research. 

Their calendars were a massive hit, eventually inspiring a feature film starring Helen Mirren. 

This new Australian version of the campaign seeks to replicate that impact.

“The let’s get explicit campaign essentially says that it’s unacceptable for women to keep being killed, so we want to keep your attention and keep the conversation going without having to wait until the next headline in the next tragedy,” she added.

The calendar featuring these high-profile women is set to be released later this year, with all proceeds going towards organisations that support survivors of gender-based violence.

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