Women’s refuges save lives
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"Going to the women’s refuge saved my life. I felt safe and at home. It was there that I learned I never have to put up with being in a violent relationship. I needed that support" - Natasha P, domestic violence survivor.
As of White Ribbon Day 2015 (25 Nov) the toll of Australian women dead from violence, as reported by the Counting Dead Women initiative of Destroy the Joint, is 78, with 80% of the deaths a result of domestic or family violence.
Domestic violence has reached epidemic proportions in our country. We welcome the work to change men’s behaviour, but, until violence against women is eliminated, then we must have women’s refuges at the heart of the system.
Please join us in requesting that Prime Minister Turnbull act swiftly to agree to a long-term secure separate national funding program for women’s refuges to ensure women and children escaping family and domestic violence have a safe haven and access to specialist services to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Will you add your voice to our petition calling on Prime Minister Turnbull to commit to a long-term secure separate national funding program for women’s refuges and sign today?
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