Duchess of Cornwall: 'How many more' will suffer before we end violence against women and girls?

Watch Camilla's speech on ending violence against women and girls

The Duchess of Cornwall has paid tribute to the women "lost to violence this year," saying they must "never be forgotten".

"Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, Wenjing Lin, Geetika Goyal and Bennylyn Burke are names which, with all the others, must never be forgotten," Camilla said in a speech where she laid out her vision for a world without violence against women.

"This country has been appalled and saddened by the loss of women to violence this year. On average, one women is killed by a man every three days," she said.

Speaking at the Shame! Festival, the Duchess asked the audience to join her in paying tribute to the "precious lives" that have been "brutally ended" and urged society "to do everything we can" to end violence against women.

She read out a section of the impact statement Sarah Everard's mother read in court at the sentencing of Wayne Couzens.

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Camilla said we must "break the stigma" of shame that women often feel after an assault.

She said that by "speaking out" about sexual harassment, we could help to reduce feelings of shame, and educate others.The Shame! Festival aims to end violence against women and girls (VAWG), and create a more gender equal society.

Carrie Johnson also attended the event.

33-year-old Sarah Everard was falsely arrested by then-police officer Wayne Couzens. Credit: PA

The Duchess said it's important that men are involved in the movement.

"We do not, in any way, hold all men responsible for sexual violence. But we do need them all on board to tackle it. After all, rapists are not born, they are constructed.

"And it takes an entire community – male and female – to dismantle the lies, words and actions that foster a culture in which sexual assault is seen as normal, and in which it shames the victim.

"So let us all leave here today and try and get the men in our lives to participate in building a shameless society."

In full: The Duchess of Cornwall speaks out on women's safety

According to a national crime survey, 86% of young women who were sexually harassed in public places didn't report it, Camilla said.

The Duchess of Cornwall ended her speech by asking: "How many more women must be harassed, raped or murdered before we truly unite to forge a violence-free world?"Camilla is a vocal supporter of anti-VAWG causes. Last month, she became a patron of Nigeria's first sexual assault referral centre.

She also recently spoke in support of female journalists working in Afghanistan.