On November 22nd, ahead of International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, Zen Tea Lounge Foundation, a Sydney based not-for-profit working to eliminate domestic violence in Australia will be hosting the annual 100 Women in Solidarity event. The virtual event will bring people together to share stories, acknowledge supporters and openly discuss the problem of domestic violence in our communities.
If you’re someone experiencing domestic violence, or simply wanting to make a change in your community, then this event is for you, giving you the tools needed to address these issues with your friends, family and community.
During the latest lockdown, Zen received 50% more calls for help from women with children. It also saw a 20% increase in phone calls from men asking for ways to help stop themselves from harming their own families.
Zen works tirelessly every day to support and improve the lives of survivors of domestic violence by helping them to overcome their emotional scars, which may last long after their physical wounds have healed. It has helped over 18,000 women to overcome their trauma.
Event highlights include:
- Inspiring stories from domestic violence survivors
- Q&A panel featuring DV survivors, advocates and political leaders including CEO of Quest for Life, Petrea King, domestic violence survivor and speaker, Simone O’Brien, CEO of Rape and Domestic Violence Services, Hayley Foster, Senator Mehreen Farqui and Senior Registrar at the Family Court of Australia, Dinh Tran
- Presentations addressing domestic violence in CALD communities and healthy masculinity
Please join us in standing in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence. You can register to attend here: https://lu.ma/mlo9pleb