My Son Luke with Rosie Batty
Laura, Jim and Lisa interview Rosie Batty, who became an advocate and campaigner in the wake of her 11 year old son Luke's brutal murder by his father on a cricket pitch on February 12 2014 in Australia.
Rosie had suffered years of family violence, and had had intervention and custody orders in place in an effort to protect herself and her son.
Coercive control significantly correlates with femicide and familicide. We must make the non-physical abuse - coercive control - and the abuser visible. We must ensure the perpetrator is held accountable for their behaviour.
Please sign and share the petition and help us create pressure and momentum so that the government acts now and criminalises coercive control. This will save lives.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, stalking and/or harassment and/or honour based abuse from someone you know, please do not suffer in silence. You are not alone.
In the USA, you can call the Domestic Violence Hotline on 1-800-799-7233. If you are unable to speak, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474
If you are in immediate danger call 911.
In the UK call the 24 hour freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 2000 247 or you can chat live Monday-Friday between 1500-1800 www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
If you are in immediate danger call 999.
In Australia you can call 1800 Respect, the National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732 www. www.1800respect.org.au/
Other Australia wide services are available including Kids Helpline, Lifeline, Mensline and No To Violence:
If you are in immediate danger call 000.
You can understand your risk level by completing a DASH assessment www.dashriskchecklist.co.uk
There are 15 high risk factors to serious harm and homicide including coercive control, isolation, separation, escalation, stalking, child abuse, threats to kill, alcohol, drugs and/or mental health, sexual abuse, victim's extreme fear that they or their child will be killed and suicidal ideation are all high risk factors of serious harm and homicide.
Rosie's book A Mother's Story is available from Amazon
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