Violence against women is Australia's national emergency. No one knows this better than Natasha Stott Despoja, the author of a powerful new book, On Violence. A combination of painstaking research, emotional stories, and anecdotes from Stott Despoja's considerable experience in the sector, it highlights the urgency to tackle the issue, and provides ideas for how to move forward.
BroadAgenda's Editor Dr Pia Rowe talks to Stott Despoja about violence against women, as well as her personal experiences working in this area. Take a look below.
What prompted you to write 'On Violence'?
"More people than ever before have asked what they can do to end the scourge that is violence against women and children, so I thought it was time to give some tips to Australians who were keen to be a part of this mission. I’m hoping to galvanise community and political attention, but I also hope there are some tips in the book that everyday Australians can say ‘oh I hadn’t thought of that’ or ‘that’s something I can do in my workplace or sporting club’ for example. "
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