Finding a way forward

She never thought the relationship would  end and is praying for a way out. Learning about the different forms of abuse has opened her eyes.  She now sees her relationship is toxic and abusive. She seeks a safe space and support to walk away.

Achieving equanimity for all

Recent research states that 81% of survivors said the perpretrator threatened to harm or kill their animals.  So they stayed. Our Project creates safe spaces for women, children and precious pets.

Ending intergenerational trauma

Watching her mother suffer abuse for years, she has been silent for too long. She told her mother they should leave, as her future is also at stake.  She now seeks a safe place for both of them.

Improving the welfare of women

With over 400,000 women at risk of homelessness in Australia today, it’s time to do something about it.  Loneliness, loss of purpose and significance in society is now impacting their welfare and mental health.  We provide purpose, security and improved welfare.

Hidden behind a shroud of shame

Her story is one of coercive control and violence.  She loves her culture but as a woman she is powerless.  She can’t tell her family or her friends as they would judge her. She makes excuses for the bruises, lack of money and emotional outbursts.  She knows she needs to make a change to survive.

Where H.O.P.E resides

She deserves more, and her children merit a hopeful future.  Her Own Personal Empowerment begins with her children and herself are security and safety and have a future to look forward to.

The Equanimity Project Australia is an innovative charitable organisation that  articulates the story of two women who have never met but both are trapped in their own prison. One had her freedom taken away by no other reason than misfortune, and the other was locked in a cycle of mental and physical abuse.

What they have in common, is the same monster imprisoned them both – inequality. To break free and eliminate the repetitive cycle they have endured, we have developed an innovative solutions-focused Project that will abolish the disparity of discrimination and provide an equitable way of life.

The Australia-wide Fourth Action Plan (2019-2022) raised concerns about the representation of domestic abuse in public opinion and argued that it should form part of a public campaign to educate, change existing belief systems and make it everyone’s responsibility.  It also stated that ‘greater resources are needed for rural and regional services” to improve the capacity to respond.

The Equanimity Project® complements the work undertaken in current systems by providing an integrated alternative that responds to major issues identified in this Action Plan. We are a a ground-breaking Australian first initiative, will partner with communities, and corporations to become an important part of the solution in reducing domestic abuse and alleviating homelessness amongst women.

 

As an organisation comprising lived experience individuals, we know that finding equanimity is important to the survival, emotional balance and capability to move forward in life.

Embedded in most religions, spirituality and belief systems, equanimity is also a pivotal feature within yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Finding Equanimity is the mental and emotional stability we need to find during and after stressful or traumatic experiences and provides the calm needed to assure our safety, security and clear decision making.

“Services embedded in their local community contexts are more likely to be successful.”

”Social transformation can be faddish. So, to be a broad-based movement for change it must have depth of vision and sustainability to project into the future. The Equanimity Project® will establish canopy style integration through a network of linked foot soldiers and aligned with strong government initiatives.”  ANROWS

A 2 in 1 housing solution offering stability and security for both women.

Where H.O.P.E Resides

We give one woman a valued purpose in society and financial stability and the other a chance to begin a new life free from violence and fear.

Where H.O.P.E. Resides

We immediately increase safe accommodation for women escaping DFV, their children and pets whilst also reducing the risk of homelessness for another.

Where H.O.P.E Resides

Let's Not Wait Any Longer!

“We tend to wait for things to become catastrophic before we take care of them. It’s just human nature.”Philippe de Cuverville

Domestic Abuse and Homelessness are catastrophic in society today – let’s do something about it now!

In the spirit of reconciliation, The Equanimity Project Australia Ltd acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

 

Address

Level 8, 1 O'Connell Street

Sydney NSW Australia 2000

Phone   0490 338 100