The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is proudly supporting the Luke Batty Foundation as a founding partner of the Never Alone campaign against domestic violence.
Nurses and midwives see family violence first hand, in emergency departments, community health clinics and when we visit thousands of women in their homes. We know that many women experience family violence, and that it's time to build a movement that lets all victims know that they are never alone.
The ANMF wants our members to join the Never Alone campaign - so we can help support the campaign and build a powerful group of supporters to work toward real change and ending family violence. Every three hours a woman is hospitalised and on average this year two women have been murdered each week – there is simply no excuse for this.
We don't want to accept these shocking statistics - something has to be done in Australia.
Please join with the ANMF and support the Never Alone campaign.
You may already know my story. Last year I lost my son Luke when he was murdered by his own father at cricket practice. He would have turned 13 this June.
Luke isn't the only child to have been killed by a father. I am not the only one to have suffered. Every day a woman reaches out to me to share their own stories of fear, violence and loss in their homes.
Since then I’ve become Australian of the Year and have found myself talking to the media, meeting politicians and being invited to talk as a key note speaker to numerous community forums, corporate events and family violence conferences. I am totally committed to making a difference.
So far this year two women have been murdered every week on average. Every three hours a woman is hospitalised.
That's why I have launched a new campaign -‐ to help give victims of family violence a voice and try and turn these terrible statistics around.
You can help. I am asking all Australians to sign up to the Never Alone campaign.
Together we can build a groundswell of support for change that will make it impossible for the issue of family violence to be ignored.