Make your voice heard – the latest

Our competition to have your lyrics on the theme of domestic and family violence featured in Illy’s new song, Back Around, and win a VIP In-Studio experience, is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who entered. We’ve been overwhelmed with how much thought and talent has gone into making your voice heard about this very important issue.

You can still download Illy’s new song, Back Around.

Those who made their voices heard

Click here to view other entries.

You can still make your voice heard by talking about domestic and family violence with those around you in person and on social, or if you’re not sure what to say, share one of the entries to our competition.

 

Why we’ve used a music competition to #stopthehurting and #enddomesticviolence

Why do kids and teenagers need to know about domestic and family violence?

Understanding what domestic violence looks like and why it’s unhealthy can help stop the cycle of abuse – help prevent young people enacting this behaviour as adults. Even if they don’t want to replicate the behaviour, subconsciously it can become a norm based on the role modelling they grew up with.

It’s also important to bring the issue out from behind closed doors and recognize there’s nothing shameful about being in this situation, and it’s one that unfortunately a lot of kids find themselves in. Even if someone hasn’t experienced domestic and family violence, having a clearer understanding will help them support and understand others.

This campaign was created by kids for kids in collaborative workshops. They shared their perceptions, insights, preferred communication approaches, what they knew and what they wanted to know about domestic and family violence. They made their voices heard.