We are launching our community survey, designed to be non-invasive to establish a framework for what the commemorative healing site should be, and how we wish to be represented by the memorial. Additionally, the survey is for the community participation for frontline workers who wish to contribute their ideas and desires to the community consultation process.
It is our hope that DV vigils, marches, protests and DV/feminist community events could be held in this space. It could also be a reflective, peaceful space for individuals and the community to come together to mourn those we have lost, as well as to heal the residual emotional wounds incurred from domestic violence.
Ultimately Spirit of Woman hopes that the creation of a public space dedicated to domestic violence will add to the conversations that are currently occurring around domestic violence and further promote the notion that domestic violence is everyone’s problem. Spirit of Woman hopes to open the door to talk about DV within our community. Currently, Australia does not have a national memorial for domestic violence. Spirit of Woman is hoping to change this.