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Intimate partner violence

Allison Baden-Clay (née Dickie) in 1994
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“Let’s acknowledge the good news that domestic and family violence is preventable”

“My involvement in the domestic and family violence space began when my sister, Allison Baden-Clay, was murdered by her husband in April 2012. Her story shocked and gripped the nation. It resonated with people in the community and was in the media almost daily for months. At the time my family wondered why there was so much interest in Allison’s story,” says Vanessa Fowler OAM from St Paul’s, Ipswich and the ACSQ Domestic and Family Violence Working Group

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Dinah’s story – a gift of hope

“Dinah began to receive lessons in entrepreneurship through ABM’s Anglicans in Development (AID) Gender Equality Project: ‘I took a keen interest in this group because I had a bit of formal education, which helped me apply what I was learning’”

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Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project: updated resource

“The Church is in a unique position of being able to offer practical, emotional and spiritual help to all who are impacted by DFV, from initial contact right through to the ongoing emotional and spiritual support often required long term by victims and reforming perpetrators, when the need for more specialised and emergency assistance has either passed or run its course,” says Chair of JCDVPP Felicity Bailey