“Because of Hannah, coercive control was given nationwide attention, and now her parents—Sue and Lloyd—are carrying are carrying on her legacy by fighting to make coercive control a crime in Australia,' said marie claire editor Nicky Briger. To join the push to criminalise coercive control, sign the petition at coercivecontrol.com.au.
Hannah’s story has already helped to change people’s lives, and encourage other women to leave controlling relationships that may similarly escalate into violence, her parents explained. “That was our girl; she always wanted to help others, so we want to do it in her name,” said Sue.
marie claire’s Women of the Year list honours the incredible Australians making a difference in these extraordinary times. Whether leading with courage, fighting for change or delivering some much needed laughs, they are a collective of inspirational women who have risen to the challenge in 2020.
In addition to Hannah, the list includes the healthcare workers on the frontline of Covid-19, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, bushfire fundraising hero comedian Celeste Barber, sex trafficking survivor and Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, international model Adut Akech Bior, Indigenous activist Apryl Day, actor Sarah Snook and long distance swimmer Chloe McCardel.
The Women of the Year portfolio is featured in the December 2020 issue of marie claire, on sale now.
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