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‘She knows now, he won’t be going to work. She can never make that call.’

By April 12, 2020April 28th, 2020No Comments

Senator Lynn Ruane writes about how social isolation is affecting women living with domestic violence and coercive control, and what they, we, and the government can do to help. Listen to her, Listen to the advocates.

Sweaty palms, increased heart rate and a lump of fear lodged in my gut. That is how I felt just speaking about the Domestic Violence Legislation. That’s how far the coercive control reaches into your life long after ‘he’ is gone. I shudder at the thought of what it would mean during times of social distance and isolation to be living with a partner who emotionally or physically abuses you.

Senator Lynn Ruane writes about how social isolation is affecting women living with domestic violence and coercive control, and what they, we, and the government can do to help. Listen to her, Listen to the advocates.

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