"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change.I am changing the things I cannot accept." - Angela Davis
Just days after brothers, Luke and Ryan, had managed to save enough money to move their mother, Claire, and 19-year-old sister, Charlotte, away from their abusive father – he murdered Claire and Charlotte in public with a shotgun before killing himself. In the legacy of Claire and Charlotte, Luke and Ryan created an organisation CoCoAwareness.
They hope that raising the public’s awareness and understanding of coercive and controlling behaviours will help others confidently challenge these behaviours, which are at epidemic levels, and help to save lives.
A history of coercive control is the common thread connecting all domestic murders, yet violence is often not present until it is fatal. However, violence is often the sole indicator that many look for to indicate risk, leaving many unaware of the danger they are in.
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