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Breaking Free from Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence is another one of those uncomfortable subjects touched upon in Consequences.

We know it exists, but do we really need to know all the unsavoury detail? It all gets a little untidy and uncomfortable, let’s not probe too much or too deeply … But we have in the last decade made progress and on Australia Day 2015, Australians voted Rosie Batty, Australian of the Year. Rosie was a victim of domestic violence and the mother of Luke Batty, her 11 year old son, tragically murdered by his father at a cricket ground in Melbourne.

We were all appalled by this act of violence, and as a result of Rosie’s stoic determination and courage, a very bright light has been shone into a very dark corner. There is no escaping the consequences of domestic violence and people like Rosie, who are brave enough to stand up and be heard, deserve the highest praise.

Organisations like ‘Assist a Sista’ (a ‘not for profit’ organisation founded on the Gold Coast of Australia), are indicative of how our communities can play a vital role in helping make a difference.

Useful resources on Domestic Violence

www.assistasista.com.au

www.womenscouncil.com.au

www.refuge.org.uk

www.mensline.org.au

tameyourdragon.com.au

www.angerplanet.co.uk

www.dahmw.org

www.thehotline.org




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