Ruth Clare for the 16 Days of Activism

Frankston City Libraries

Event Date: 
25 November 2020
Author / Presenters: 
Ruth Clare

The United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is a global campaign that takes place each year between 25 November and 10 December. In Australia, on average, 1 woman is murdered by a current or former partner each week, and 1 in 2 women have experienced sexual harassment. Violence against women and their children costs Australia $22 billion each year.

Ruth Clare is the author of the award-winning memoir, Enemy and a passionate advocate for the rights of women and children.

Ruth’s memoir is about the way she faced her experience growing up with a violent father with courage and strength. Though the issues she talks about are tough, Ruth is open, inspiring and entertaining. She believes honest discussion about the things that hurt us can be the beginning of real change.

Ruth also speaks on the nature of resilience – how to fight back instead of surrendering, hope as an attitude not an emotion, the way to effectively challenge negative thinking and how being kinder to yourself can help you move on from trauma to create a thriving life.

Please join us for this FREE talk with Ruth Clare on Wednesday 25 November at 12.30pm, via Zoom Bookings are essential.