Add Your Voice To White Ribbon Day 2014

Join the biggest social media message in history  On November 25th, Australians will send the biggest social media message in history, to put a stop to violence against women. This event is organised by White Ribbon, Australia. This post is from the White Ribbon website … WOMEN ALL OVER AUSTRALIA ARE Read More…

Behind The Picket Fence

When all is not well at home.. Love is.. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices Read More…

Building Healthy Relationships Seminar and Workshop

FREE EVENT – Soroptimist International of the Hills District invites you to this workshop What are healthy relationships? You are invited to come along and find out: When: 26th November, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Where: Castle Grand Community Centre Address: Cnr Castle & Pennant Streets, Castle Hill, NSW 2154 Read More…

Domestic Abuse Support Group Set Up To Help Victims

Bev Jordan, journalist at Hills Shire Times, filed this report: A lack of services for victims of domestic violence in the Hills has resulted in the establishment of the Lisa Harnum Foundation. The charity foundation has been established by Hills resident Aileen Mountifield, a member of the Hills Domestic Violence Support Group. Read More…

Hills Shire Domestic Abuse Counsellor Horrified By Shocking Video

Local counsellor is speechless and determined not to be voicelsss In her latest article, Deb Sanasi of Norwest Counselling, expresses her outrage at a video that shows a famous NFL football player, Ray Rice, assaulting his then fiancé (now wife) in a hotel elevator, knocking her unconscious, then dragging her, Read More…

Our Watch: Ending The National Emergency Of Domestic Violence

Our Watch is a national body with a 20 year campaign strategy that aims to prevent violence against women and their children. In launching the organisation, the largest of its kind in Australia, chairwoman and Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott-Despoja last week described the issue of domestic violence Read More…

82% Of Women Abused By Their Current Partner Don’t Report It!

Help for domestic abuse in the Sydney Hills Shire … This video reveals some alarming statistics about domestic abuse – produced by Salvation Army for White Ribbon Day Where to get help in Sydney Hills Shire for domestic abuse Lisa Harnum Foundation 1300 732 848

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

Domestic abuse happens in the Sydney Hills Shire too … In this video Leslie Morgan Steiner identifies some alarming patterns about domestic abuse. The statistics she shares are similar for Australia Where to get help in Sydney Hills Shire for domestic abuse Lisa Harnum Foundation 1300 732 848  

Many Women’s Refuges Closing

Going Home Staying Home reforms by NSW Government As some of you are aware the NSW State Government has introduced new reforms – Going Home Staying Home. These reforms have resulted in a substantial number of women’s refuges having to close their doors as the new funding was allocated to Read More…