National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day

National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day is held on the first Wednesday in May to honour and remember those people who have lost their lives due to domestic and family violence, as well as those who continue to suffer.

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"We, Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation,will open our hearts to the cries of the poor using our energies, gifts and resources to address violence and discrimination especially for women and children..." (Chapter Statement)

Domestic violence has now been acknowledged as a national crisis in Australia with twenty-seven women known to have been violently killed since the start of the year.

Read the Statement from the NSW Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault here

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic, family or sexual violence, please call the toll-free  number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for support on 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
or visit

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