On today's special International Women's Day show, we hear from Jay, a staunch victim-survivor of police-perpetrated domestic violence who is fighting for a safer world. Jay speaks to us about her personal journey, her attempts to hold her abuser accountable, and her public and political campaign to draw attention to the plight of the victims of police-family-violence offenders in Australia, lobby for systemic reform, and collect statistical evidence to support her initiative and provide to politicians and the media. She also discusses alternatives to policing that can keep victim-survivors safe and what keeps her fighting the good fight.
Today’s episode include descriptions of family violence, miscarriage, grief, trauma, and mental health. If any of these themes are triggering for you, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit Lifeline on lifeline.org.au. Lifeline is a 24 hour hotline. You can also call WIRE Women’s Information on 1300 134 130 that’s 1300 134 130. WIRE’s phone service is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Today’s episode is co-produced by Anya Saravanan and Ayan Shirwa.
Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee