Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Women's safety is everyones issue!


Like many of you, I woke up to the news on Tuesday the 30th of March that another woman had been killed, her 18 year old daughter injured and her husband in custody.

Did you know that as of Jan this year we are losing 2 women a week to domestic violence?

Did you know that domestic violence is the key cause of homelessness for women and children? Many women however don’t leave due to fear and the inability to support themselves. 1 in 4 children bear witness to violence against their mothers and are often hurt simply trying to protect them.
Many of the women killed this year had DOV’s  against their husbands/partners and just as many were young innocent victims.

These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, girlfriends, friends and colleagues and they all deserve to live in safety, free from violence and abuse. 
On Friday the 8th of May, join me in the “Harcourts Walk a Mile in their shoes” and help raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence. Join the walk

We have partnered with White Ribbon and all funds raised will be donated towards their school’s program. If we can influence the next generation to make a different choice and understand that violence is simply not OK then we will have a long term impact on this issue.
This year we have Rosie Batty – 2015 Australian of the Year – who sadly lost her son Luke last year as our ambassador and walking with us on the day.

If you are unable to walk and would like to donate please click on this link.  Donate here
If you have items we can auction off at events to help raise money please email or contact me directly on 0403 271 676

This is no longer an issue any of us can ignore, when we are losing 2 women a week we are at crisis point, it is time to make women’s safety everyone’s issue. The more voices we have, the more likely we are to make a difference.
Join me and together let’s give voice to the women who no longer have one and make a statement that violence is simply not OK.