Sabah Hafiz’s death is a tragic reminder of Australia’s escalating domestic violence crisis & government inaction
Published in Women’s Agenda by Tarla Lambert
Sabah Hafiz was a 23-year-old aspiring model who enjoyed new experiences and being ‘spontaneous’. She had her whole life before her…until she didn’t.
Her reported death yesterday in Sydney’s Wentworthville is a devastating reminder that this pandemic has far reaching consequences outside of the risk of the virus itself.
One of those consequences is the escalation in domestic and family violence cases; a crisis of epic proportions in Australia before 2020, and an utterly indescribable one now.
Police and paramedics responded to the Lane St unit following reports that a woman had been injured. According to police, there was clear evidence of assault “however a post mortem would still need to determine the manner of death”, Detective Acting Superintendent Simon Glasser told reporters.
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