Created in conjunction with the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation.
Allison’s Gift by the MATE Bystander Program is as an education and intervention program allowing us to understand the ways in which domestic violence impacted the life of Allison Baden-Clay. The signs of which, went unnoticed, not because the people in her life didn’t care, but because they didn’t have the knowledge to recognise the signs. Nor did they have the skills to intervene respectfully, safely and appropriately. Through this story, Allison’s Gift aims to educate every individual in the dynamic of power and control and how this manifests in many ways to create abuse. It allows us to recognise the signs that someone we know may be using or experiencing abuse in their relationship, and what we can say or do to provide support. Allison’s Gift empowers people through bystander education to live within and promote healthy, equal relationships free from violence.