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Humans Being – Rosie Batty

March 3, 2015

If you are not Australian you may not know who Rosie Batty is, but she has certainly made international headlines.

Rosie is many things, one of which is the Australian of the Year for 2015. Rosie is also an incredible campaigner against domestic violence after her son was killed by her ex-husband just last year at a school cricket match.

How someone copes with such a tragedy I pray I will never find out first hand, however Rosie has vowed not to let her son’s death be in vain as she fights to make big changes in this country regarding family violence.

I had the honour of meeting this spectacular human being who has taught me many things. She taught me that you never know the strength you possess until you need to draw it from somewhere deep down, she taught me that one voice can make a difference, and she taught me that domestic violence in this country is a scourge that stems from a sexual inequality that runs deeper than violent tempers.

Rosie

Rosie

“Family violence is a gender issue. We need to change men’s sense of entitlement towards women. It’s not drugs, alcohol or mental health really, it’s a choice. It’s a gender issue and we need to empower women and draw on good men to make a change.”

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply raphaela March 3, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I don’t know how she is standing, but am so grateful she is. The world needs her.

    • Reply Danielle March 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      The world so does. She’s incredible.

  • Reply Sonia from Sonia Styling March 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    An inspiration who has triumphed over devastating adversity. Though Rosie may never be able to hug her son again, her work will ensure that many other mothers will. x

    • Reply Danielle March 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Just thinking about her loss makes my heart ache, but you are so very right.

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