Former Governor-General of Australia, Dame Quentin Bryce encourages women of Pacific Island heritage to ‘keep the movement alive’ in the fight against domestic violence.
Speaking at the annual Pacific Fashion Festival the former governor-general expresses her concern about keeping domestic violence on the community agenda until all programs and policies to support and protect victims of domestic violence are implemented.
Dame Quentin Bryce’s reason was simple, and said that it was “So that every single woman in our community can be safe and feel safe and secure in her life every single day.”
However, Dame Quentin highlighted that this purpose does not come without its hardships.
“We have a lot of work to do to ensure that happens and the perpetrators are held to account.”
Chair of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence, Dame Quentin proudly announced to the audience that all 140 recommendations provided by the taskforce have been accepted by the Palaszczuk Government and is working toward implementing them.
Dame Quentin fulfills her role as Chair by ensuring that she speaks about domestic violence at every event she attends.
Confronting domestic violence is uncomfortable, but it must be confronted for changes to be made.
Changes in culture, behaviour and attitudes.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence please contact 1800 RESPECT (1800