Episode 10: How to Break the Silence
Rosie Batty did everything victims of domestic abuse are told to do, but she still faced the worst possible outcome. Her response to tragedy shaped a national conversation in Australia, sparked major reforms, and led to a completely unexpected new life.
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Resources + education
- White Ribbon Australia
- ReachOut Australia
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline
- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
- The National Domestic Violence Helpline (UK)
- Assaulted Women's Helpline (Canada)
- ABC. Fact file: Domestic violence in Australia. April 14, 2016.
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018. Feb. 28, 2018.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Intimate Partner Violence. 2017.
- Davey, Melissa. Luke Batty: killed by a father no one truly knew. The Guardian. Nov. 2, 2014.
- Douglas, Heather. Why are rates of domestic violence in Australia still so high? The Conversation. Nov. 9, 2017.
- Hermant, Norman. Raising the bar: Being Australian of the Year. ABC. Oct. 3, 2016.
- Garner, Helen. Mother Courage. The Monthly. October 2014.
- Guerin, Lisa. Providing domestic violence leave to employees. NOLO.
- Karp, Paul. Greens to introduce bill to legislate paid family and domestic violence leave. The Guardian. Nov. 27, 2017.
- MacLellan, Lila. Australia is considering a paid leave law to help women leave abusive relationships. Quartz. Feb. 15, 2018.
- Meyer, Silke. Deaths after seeking help point to priorities in tackling domestic violence. The Conversation. Sept. 14, 2015.
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Guns & Domestic Violence. 2016.
- New York City. Paid safe leave: New York City expands paid leave to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking survivors. Nov. 6, 2017.
- Price, Jenna. 'It is unrelenting': Rosie Batty steps down from her foundation. The Sunday Morning Herald. Feb. 16, 2018.
- Smith, Sharon et al. Intimate partner homicide and corollary victims in 16 states: National violent death reporting system, 2003-2009. American Journal of Public Health. Feb. 12, 2014.
- State of Victoria. Royal Commission into Family Violence: Summary and Recommendations. March 2016.
- Wahlquist, Calla. Victorian public servants have taken more than 1,000 days of family violence leave. The Guardian. Feb. 5, 2018.
- Wood, Patrick. Landmark report reveals a woman dies every week due to Australia's domestic violence crisis. ABC. Feb. 27, 2018.