Take action to reduce suicide that is attributed to the trauma of domestic and sexual violence.

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Tracey Bennett
7 years ago
I know the effects of abuse and violence first hand, and tried, and failed to end my life. We really need to invest in services that can help reduce both the effects and address the very serious issues.. We must not forget either that men also suffer.

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Vanessa d’Esterre
7 years ago
Domestic Violence: #FGM #FM #SM #HBV #Rape #Coercion, psychological, emotional, physical, sexual, financial and social abuse, we know often leads to severe anxiety and/or depression, also present may be Post Traumatic Stress. Domestic Abuse costs the person their family relationships, friends, career & life, therefore impacts on the individuals health. Without specialist Trauma therapy these issues will not be addressed.
We call for "Domestic Violence Law Reform & Eves Law" because until women feel protected & safe in Law, see prosecutions to stop repeat serial reoffending, we will continue to see historical escalation in murders and suicides, which will inevitably have direct impact on the economy.

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Beverley Molineaux
7 years ago
Because saving the lives of these forgotten women of abuse matters to me

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Jackie Scoones
7 years ago
Being victim of domestic violence is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to anyone,as well as being terrorised-you lose your home.

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Vonny Watts
7 years ago
Because not signing something so important to women in unconscionable.

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Jennifer Drew
7 years ago
Pandemic male violence against women is an important issue and one which must not be hidden by using male centric language. Too many women continue to experience trauma as a direct result of pandemic male violence being perpetrated against them.

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Elizabeth Houghton
7 years ago
I was raped when I was a 19 year old student and still a virgin. My 30 year old daughter was sexually assaulted while travelling and one of my nieces had to leave her husband because of excessively controlling behaviour and violent incidents. I was also stalked by a former partner. I am 68 years old and have a daughter, three nieces and four great nieces. I worry for all of them. We are a middle class family.

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Kate Bolsover
7 years ago
I tried to kill myself rather than escape because I knew I would never be free. He would try to push me to take the pills. Now after brilliant help I'm safe and not suicidal but I was right that I'm still not free of him 3 years on due to joint care & residence orders even though every agency knows and has seen the abuse & his admitting it. It took me a year to report the abuse. I was too scared to do it any sooner. Laws need changing to protect victims. The fact he has not paid any justice means he believes everyone thinks what he did to me & my family is not only ok but the right way. That services think he is a good person, just they are not allowed to say it aloud. Please help people like me. There are so many of us without a voice. Even more to come if things don't change. Please.

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jeanette ascough
7 years ago
I am a victim of DV I got out after 34years I was left on my own to get on with it without help from our patriarchal institutions I eventually got help from a female doctor 2 years ago after being out for 7years I'm being treated now for PTSD I'm suprised that I'm still alive He got away with all he did to me as well as keeping our home This after 34years of hell I have 2 grown up children I would take him to court even now Its disgusting in the 21st century

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Anita Kanitz
7 years ago
Women have always been at the forefront of progressive movements. Women can be depended on when you need bodies in the streets for women's rights and human rights.


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