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    HEART AND SOUL: Horsham domestic violence survivor and prevention advocate Simone O’Brien, left, was the guest speaker at a Heart and Soul Community Education women’s event at Horsham’s Axis Employment.

Simone an inspiration for Wimmera women

Empowering Wimmera women to live a life of worth, value and significance was at the heart of an event spearheaded by guest speaker Simone O’Brien.

The prominent Horsham domestic violence prevention advocate shared her story of survival at a Heart and Soul Community Education event at Horsham’s Axis Employment.

Event director Julie Madden said several community-service organisations attended to provide valuable resources and discussions with women.

She said it was wonderful to see a community come together to assist in the movement of eradicating domestic violence.

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“If we are to bring an end to violence then we as a community need to stand together and advocate strongly against it,” she said.

“Simone is a courageous survivor of domestic violence and a passionate advocate who is working tirelessly throughout Australia to bring violence to an end.

“She stressed the importance of women valuing and respecting themselves and choosing healthy relationships where partners are loving and respectful.”

Ms Madden also spoke about the work of Horsham’s Heart and Soul Community Education and programs the group offers.

Ms O'Brien was a guest speaker at the first day of an Australia and New Zealand Police Family and Domestic Violence Forum in Melbourne on Monday.

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