Helping women living in crisis
All women, all people actually, have a right to feel and be safe at home, school, work
and on our streets. There is no shortage of charities requiring support, but seeing the rise in statistics of
victims of domestic violence, Our Kitchen Table decided to focus our first venture locally.
Through all of our activity pods, our volunteers will be making gift packs for women and children living in safe houses, as well as providing to the disadvantaged and homeless.
Violence against women is a significant human rights issue in Australia.
On any given night, there are ~1000 women and their children in hiding in metropolitan Melbourne. And sadly to say, there have been 65 women murdered in 2017, in most cases by a family member. On average, one woman is killed every week by a current or former intimate partner.
All women, all people actually, have a right to feel and be safe at home, school, work and on our streets. Whether in the home or elsewhere, physical or psychological violence against women is something that can happen to any woman regardless of her age, ethnicity or wealth.
Violence against women is a serious, widespread problem in our society and it has to stop.
We cannot begin to understand the traumatic life that Kellie Carter-Bell has lived, a victim of domestic abuse from aged 13 to 36. She knows first hand what it's like to navigate from the dark tunnel into the light. Kellie is one of the lucky ones and has broken the cycle of abuse with the help of some amazing people. Kellie wishes she knew there were organisations like Our Kitchen Table around when she was suffering.