A new #domesticviolence support and information resource for at-risk women in the #MurrayMallee and #AdelaideHills has been launched.
It is hoped the booklet A Right to be Heard will increase community understanding and awareness of domestic violence, and how to respond to adults and children who reach out for help.
Developed by the Murray Bridge Regional Collaboration on Violence Against Women, the booklet was launched by Status of Women Minister Zoe Bettison at Murray Bridge on Friday.
“The title of the book conveys the idea of women finding their voice and breaking the silence that surrounds domestic violence,” said Desi Alexandridis, Centacare’s Senior Manager of Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services.
“Domestic and family violence is everyone’s issue and we all hold the key to change.”
Jordan Sumner and Bec Golan performed at the event at which Flinders University Professor of Social Work Sarah Wendt spoke about the findings of her study into the experiences of regional women impacted by domestic violence.
The booklet was funded by the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Adelaide Hills Domestic Violence Action Group, Centacare, Families SA, Housing SA, Lions Club, Soroptimists International and community donations.