Stop domestic violence killing mums like mine - educate kids in all Australian schools

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Stop domestic violence killing mums like mine - educate kids in all Australian schools

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My name is Josie and I am 14. I hate domestic violence - it took my mum’s life earlier this year. It broke her and she saw no other way of escaping than suicide. Just 3 weeks after, i got onto my Gran’s laptop and started a petition on Change.org, calling on NSW schools to teach kids about domestic violence, desperate to help make it stop.

And it won - with the support of 100,000 of you - NSW agreed to include it in the syllabus. But achieving change in just NSW isn’t enough - we need education across all of Australia.

62 women have died because of domestic violence this year alone. That number makes me feel sick - it’s disgusting. We need to do more than just talk about how sad this is - we need to be active in educating people on the dangers of domestic violence, to save the lives of beautiful women.

You see i grew up surrounded by abuse and never knew anything was wrong until it was too late. I strongly believe that if I was told about family violence, how to recognise and respond to it in class - I would have been able to seek help and even save mum.

I might be only one voice, but I am backed by thousands. We can make a change if we rally together. Let’s get Malcolm Turnbull to make education on domestic violence compulsory in ALL schools across Australia.

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