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Sophie Hansal Bite

"Often, we overlook the courage and strength required to escape a violent relationship. Oftentimes this means severing ties with friends, potentially breaking up with family, and completely disrupting everyday life. In the media, not just in Austria but throughout the global north, victims are often depicted as passive and weak. However, this is far from the truth. It takes immense strength to make such a life-altering decision. I hope every woman in Austria realizes she doesn't have to endure this ordeal alone; there is always someone to support her. In the long term, I wish that we, as a society, could reach a point where everyone has the same rights and opportunities and can lead a life free from violence."

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