International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Next Wednesday, the 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. For me, this day is a great reminder to make my friends and family members know that my door is always open if they find themselves in a situation they need to escape from. Statistics in Australia show that one in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them. One of the biggest fears of women in these situations is the fear of leaving their home with no one to turn to or a place to go. One of my best mates set up an amazing charity called ‘You Matter’ that sets up women and their kids in new homes who experience domestic violence. It costs $500 to set families up in a new home with furniture (gifted to them) and appliances (bought with the donations). We donate to them all year round to support her amazing work.

If you want to donate money or furniture or volunteer to help in this space you can . Check them out at the link below:

https://www.youmatter.org.au/

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