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Utilising her legal background and past experiences to advocate protection against domestic violence

In May of 2017 Amani Haydar’s father was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the murder of his wife.  In this episode of the Lawyers Weekly Show, Amani joins host Jerome Doraisamy to reflect on the incident, her experience as a lawyer navigating the resulting legal proceedings, and how the event has driven her to be an advocate for others.

Amani discusses her role on the board of the Bankstown Women’s Health Centre, how through the creative industries she is leading a narrative around women’s rights, and shares where she believes there are shortfalls in the legal system surrounding harassment and abuse towards women.

If you are in need of support or information, you may wish to contact the below services:

www.ourwatch.org
www.whiteribbon.org.au
www.lifeline.org.au
or the national hotline for sexual assault, domestic family violence/counselling on 1800 RESPECT

 

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