Demand a future free from domestic violence
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The Spirit of Women is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to advocate a world free from Domestic Violence, to provide comfort and healing and to promote courage to speak up and out and create unity for everyone.
Brain child of Helen Oxenham who started one of the first Women’s Shelter in South Australia, Helen has worked and lobbied tirelessly for this cause for the past 45 years in her desire to protect women and children.
Helen’s passion and ongoing need to be involved in this work sparked a revolutionary idea to begin work on South Australia’s first ever Commemorative Project dedicated to the victims and survivors of domestic violence right in the heart of Adelaide City and in Christies Beach where Helen set up the women’s shelter.
A need made all too real by the alarming and recent statistics that –
More than one woman loses her life each WEEK to domestic violence and many more live in daily fear.
The Spirit of Woman Commemorative Projects are both currently underway and have the support of both councils.
Art is a powerful medium that can be used to transform place and foster healing in communities. Public art, in particular, can be a powerful vehicle for community healing and enhancement, creating an array of social and economic benefits for individuals, artists, government bodies, and communities alike.
Creations of domestic violence projects are much needed in today’s society. Humanity needs a place to heal, to mourn and to remember the women and children who have predominantly died at the hands of domestic violence. Our project will not only support those who are mourning the loss of their mothers, daughters, brothers, sisters and friends, but will act as a shadow of support for women who are still silently suffering.
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Thank you, Helen Oxenham
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