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: E C N E L O I V C I T S DOME NOUGH E T O N S I S S AWARENE Lisa McAdams

When I left my abusive partner back in 2006, the stats were one in four women were subjected to domestic violence. That has now increased to one in three. Domestic violence does not discriminate: it crosses all cultures, ethnic groups, religions, and social economic demographics. While some are more at risk than

others (Aboriginal women, women with disabilities), domestic violence can affect anybody, including men and people in same-gender relationships. You don’t know who is a victim just by looking at them. I had a corporate job and I was seen as strong and independent. If you had told someone back then who knew

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