"A simple shift in the language we use will not be the magic bullet to ending crimes committed by partners or family members against the people they are meant to love and protect. But calling domestic violence what it really is – assault, rape or murder – might go some way in shifting thinking about how serious these crimes are." - Deborah Knight
In this Today Show segment presenter Deborah Knight discusses the power of words; maintaining that the language we use carries enormous power. Knight proposes that we, as a nation, need to change the way we talk about family and domestic violence to more accurately reflect the seriousness of the issue. We Agree.
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What: Canada 150 Charity Ball; An exceptional black-tie event to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation while supporting OzHarvest and the Tara Costigan Foundation
When: Canada Day, July 1, 2017
Where: Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
What: The Second Annual Angel Gala Ball; A night of delicious food and wonderful entertainment - all for a vital cause.
When: Friday 2 June 2017, 6.30pm - 11.30pm
Where: Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla
One of the amazing keynote speakers from The National Family Violence Summit 2017, Dixie Link-Gordon, Senior Community Access Officer and Indigenous Women's Legal Program speaks about sharing stories and standing up to domestic violence within Indigenous Communities.
Thank you for your contribution and valuable insight.
Video by Steve Little of Little by Little Productions.
What: The National Family Violence Summit will comprise two intensive days of presentations, keynote addresses and panel discussions.
When: Tuesday 28th February 2017 + Wednesday 1st March 2017
Where: Hotel QT, 1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601
PROUDLY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ActewAGL BE PART OF THE TCF TOUCH FOOTBALL CHALLENGE BATTLE OF THE CODES!
SATURDAY 4TH OF FEB, 2017 - ALL DAY - VIKING PARK ERINDALE
For the first time ever, clubs from all four footy codes will play against each other to find ‘Canberra’s best footy club’. The challenge will feature all codes, and two divisions: mens and mixed.
WE WILL STAND TOGETHER TO SAY NO TO FAMILY VIOLENCE
Join us for a fun footy day and family day, with music, kid’s activities, BBQ and face painting and a celebrity match!
Make sure YOUR club is there!
This week we celebrated 2016 with our wonderful supporters and volunteers. We launched our Charity Calendar, produced by Holly Difford of Holly Boudoir Photography, at our lovely thank you drinks in Canberra! Buy yours today.
We asked the candidates running in the ACT election what they plan to do to eliminate domestic and family violence.