On Wednesday Embolden’s Policy and Communications Manager addressed audiences at the Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast with Assistant Commissioner Ian Parrott.
The theme of the 2022 White Ribbon Breakfast was the impact of COVID-19 on domestic and family violence (DFV), and the impact of DFV on women and children every day. Jennifer spoke on three important lessons from COVID that we can apply to violence against women – “that change is necessary. Change is possible. And that change is up to us.”
She also highlighted the formidable strength of survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence, in particular those lived experience Voices for Change advocates she has worked closely with during her time at Embolden.
As Jennifer powerfully states – “If survivors have the grit to endure the abuse they’ve been subjected to – whether or not they leave, to survive means to change, to adapt, and they made that possible for themselves – we owe it to them to find the courage to fight for them. To listen to them when they tell us what change is needed, and work alongside them to make it happen.”