about the life² project
Domestic violence is a worldwide epidemic, affecting 30% of women across the world.
In Australia alone, Over 12 months (on average) one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence¹.
One in three women² (and one in four children³) experience or are exposed to domestic and family violence in their lives. One in five experiences some form of harassment at Workº.
The campaign to shed light on this travesty is going strong, and many organisations and individuals work tirelessly to help spread awareness and teach compassion and understanding in society. All of these are working towards one goal- to end domestic and family violence against ANYONE.
The Life² Project is a social movement, born of the need to celebrate those who have experienced domestic violence in their life, and have made life a success on the other side. It is about embracing life, being proud of all that has been achieved, showcasing the support of others, and it is about inspiring anyone who has or is experiencing domestic violence right now, to keep moving forward. There really is more on the other side- even when it doesn't feel that way.
The Life² Project was created by someone who has been there. Felicity Cook spent three years with a physically and emotionally abusive partner. The demise of the relationship left Felicity in a dark and painful place, and it took many years to heal, and rebuild her life. Today, she runs a thriving business, is in a loving and caring relationship, and is a vocal advocate of creating change.
This movement isn't about highlighting what violence people have experienced. It's not about rehashing the past. It's about celebrating the NOW, and the very breath that lives inside each and every miracle who has blossomed since their darkest of days.
Forever moving onwards & upwards
¹ Chan, A. and Payne, J. (2013). Homicide in Australia: 2008-09 to 2009-10, National Homicide Monitoring Program annual report. Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Criminology
² Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2013). Personal Safety, Australia, 2012 (no. 4906.0)
³ Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse. (2011). The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: A Literature Review
º Australian Human Rights Commission (2008). Sexual Harassment Guide