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Mickey Rooney’s emotional testimony on elder abuse (2011) CBS.
“Actor Mickey Rooney testified before a Senate committee that he has suffered from elder abuse.”

Financial Elder Abuse – Australia’s Silent Affliction (2016) Fire Films.

Elder Abuse ABC 7.30 (2016) ABC.
“Elder abuse in nursing home. Aired on Australia’s ABC  7.30 program 25 July 16.”

Elder abuse: the silent domestic violence (2016) ABC RN.
“Moving an older parent into your home can be a happy solution for many families, but for some of the parents, the loss of independence can be painful.
But imagine if the child takes advantage of the access to mum or dad’s money, or they start to find excuses to yell at, or even hit, this now annoying, diminished house member. Elder abuse is yet another form of domestic violence.
But talking about it is taboo, and the fear of being sent to a nursing home keeps the victim quiet.”

Our story of rape and reconciliation (2017) TEDWomen.
“In 1996, Thordis Elva shared a teenage romance with Tom Stranger, an exchange student from Australia. After a school dance, Tom raped Thordis, after which they parted ways for many years. In this extraordinary talk, Elva and Stranger move through a years-long chronology of shame and silence, and invite us to discuss the omnipresent global issue of sexual violence in a new, honest way.”

What is Privilege? (2017) BuzzFeed.
“In the lead-up to Australia’s national day, as an increasing number of us reflect on the deeper meaning of “Australia Day” and what it has come to represent, we set out to interrogate how societal privilege plays out in Australian society.”

Homeland Truths: The Unspoken Epidemic of Violence in Indigenous Communities (2016) CISAus.
“Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a Walpiri/Celtic woman who grew up in Alice Springs. In 2015, Jacinta was elected into Alice Springs’ Town Council and is deeply involved within her community as well as remote communities of the Northern Territory. Jacinta advocates against violence against women and the need for positive cultural change. Through the platforms of music, women’s AFL, and local government Jacinta has worked to empower young Indigenous girls and women while campaigning for the need for Indigenous people to take back responsibility to resolve entrenched issues.”

How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control (2016) TEDWomen.
“Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.”

Why Gender Equality is Good for Everyone–Men Included (2015) TED Talk.
“Sociologist Michael Kimmel makes the practical case for why men and women should be treated equally in the workplace and at home. Michael uses data and humor to shed light on how to engage more men in conversations on gender equality and why some men may seem resistant to the idea.”

Let’s change the story: Violence against women in Australia (2015) Ourwatch.
“Australia has a choice. We can change the story that currently sees a woman murdered every week by a current or former partner. We can choose a future where women and their children live free from violence.”

Violence against women – it’s a men’s issue (2012) TED Talk.
“Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called ‘women’s issues.’ But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.”

Why domestic violence victims don’t leave (2012) TED Talk
“Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. “

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