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In conversation with SBS Living Black Radio, World boxing champion Joey Williams has urged all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men to break their silence, and stand as a community against violence against women and children in the home.
By
Michelle Aleksandrovics / SBS Living Black Radio

4 Jun 2015 - 5:28 PM  UPDATED 4 Jun 2015 - 5:28 PM

This follows news of the murder of an 18-year-old woman in Brewarrina, in New South Wales. recently.

Police allege Melita Hart was killed by her 23-year-old boyfriend Darryl Biles in Brewarrina.

It's estimated that 38 women have been killed in Australia as a result of domestic violence so far this year.

Joey Williams is a Wiradjuri man and the WBF world junior welterwight boxing champion, and moved back to country, to Wagga a few years ago, and understands the issues of living in smaller communities.

He is also an Aboriginal Education officer at Mater Dei Catholic College in Wagga assisting young indigenous students reach their goals in full potential through sport and education.

 Joey Williams says - men must stand together, own the issue, and take charge in being the key to change.