20 JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council.
Lesley explained to the students how she was unable to save her daughter from an ex-boyfriend's murderous rage and she is now determined to steer our young men and women away from abusive relationships as a legacy to Sophie.
Watch Sophie's Legacy - An In-Depth Look at the Sophie Elliott Foundation here. Thank you to the team at Dunedin Television for your ongoing support, and all the sponsors who came onboard to make this show happen.
Lesley Elliott has been named Next Woman of the Year for her efforts to change the country’s attitude towards abuse and violence within relationships. Since forming the Sophie Elliott Foundation, Lesley has juggled her work for the foundation with her nursing job at Dunedin Public Hospital.
If things were different, 11 June 2011, would have been Sophie’s 26th Birthday. Instead, that day, we launched “Sophie’s Legacy – A mother’s story of her family’s loss and their quest for change”. All proceeds of Sophie’s Legacy will go towards the Sophie Elliott Foundation aim of violence prevention through education, awareness and empowerment of young women.