Allison Baden-Clay will become the face of a new family violence campaign to be launched in her name this week.
The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation aims to reduce the number of family violence related murders in homes and will raise awareness around the indicators of physical and mental abuse.
Launching in Allison’s name, the campaign with work with Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, and Queensland family violence groups.
Queensland has become a state leading the charge to reduce family violence, with former Governer General Quentin Bryce heading the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence which reported to the sunshine state’s government earlier this year.
Allison was murdered by her husband Gerard Baden-Clay in a case that rocked and touched the nation.
In a last swipe for life Allison managed to scratch Gerard’s face which left damning evidence that eventually undid him, despite his claim they were shaving cuts.
Gerard is now serving a life sentence in prison while their three children grow up without a mother and father.
“It is the definition of domestic violence – the murder of a woman by her husband in her home,” Allison’s cousin, Jodie Dann told The Courier Mail.
“There are warning signs people can look out for to prevent these crimes from happening.
“Family abuse isn’t always violence. It’s about power and control and psychological and emotional abuse.”
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