Regarding the article, ‘Driving factor of violence in Gippsland’.

So, [Gippsland] Women’s Health CEO Kate Graham wants violence against women to end?

I have learnt a few things on my horrendous journey that actually might help to stop family violence against both men and women.

1. Mandatory counselling with the issue of every IVO.
2. Perjury charges for any spurious intervention orders.

I believe that almost half of those emotionally abused by their partners are male. And why don’t we teach all children to be respectful, not just boys?

I am a woman with lived experience with these issues, so if Kate wants to reach out to me, I am here willing to help.

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Editor: Personal details redacted. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000. If you need help or advice, call 1800Respect on 1800 737 732, Safe Steps 1800 015 188, Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault on 1800 737 732 or Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. You can chat online 24/7 at