"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Friday, September 11, 2015
In Australia there is fear rippling through us as we hear about the shark attacks that keep occurring, just recently Justin Daniels became the 14th shark attack victim in the state this year. Drastic action is being taken to protect humans from these so called "predators" there is even talk of shark culling, killing these animals so they stop killing us.
But are the sharks the real predators here in Australia?
In this year alone 62 women have been killed by family violence, three in just the last 2 days.
Yet there is no action.
Our Government is turning its back on the women in Australia. "Women's refuges are being closed, as calls to the national crisis assistance line go unanswered due to a lack of funding."
This is a national crisis, it is a scourge on our society and WE MUST ACT!
A country like Australia should not have a lack of safe places that women can go to in order to protect their own lives, and the lives of their children.
Get online and support #stopviolence and #stopviolenceagainstwomen
and find out ways you can spread awareness and support the funding of women's shelters in Australia.
Support is available by phoning National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service 1800 737 732; Men's Referral Service 1300 766 491; Lifeline 13 11 14; Mensline 1300 7889 978; Kids Helpline 1800 551 800; beyondblue 1300 224 636.