“This country is in crisis. Real crisis.”
Lisa Wilkinson lent her voice to the plight of all victims of domestic violence today as she led a segment on The Today Show addressing this week’s devastating events.
As she sat solemnly with a background made up of the many faces of women whose names we now know only in death, she called for action on domestic violence.
“Violence against women in this country has now reached epidemic proportions. 62 women have died in 2015, and it’s only September. It’s all happening against a backdrop of women’s refuges being closed, as calls to the national crisis assistance line go unanswered due to a lack of funding. And we rely on a system that turns women like Tara and her young daughter away in a time of their greatest need.”
With one poignant statement, she summed up how Australia is feeling today.
“How many more women have to die before we do something?”
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Mamamia previously wrote…
Like all of us, Lisa Wilkinson is appalled and horrified by the senseless death of Queensland mother Tara Brown, 24, allegedly at the hands of her ex-partner.
Wilkinson posted a picture of the young woman to Instagram with a heartfelt plea for change to a system that turns away women like Tara Brown when they most need help.