Duncan Basheer Hannon was pleased to join 500 other guests at the launch of the Zahra Foundation.
The Foundation was formed by Armen, Atena and Anita Abrahimzadeh in honour of their late mother, Zahra who was a victim of domestic violence.
After many years of abuse and torture, Zahra made the brave decision to flee the family home with her children in 2009.
Tragically, just as she was getting her life back on track, she was brutally stabbed to death by her husband in front of 300 people at Persian New Year celebrations at Adelaide’s Convention Centre in 2010.
At the time, Zahra’s youngest child, Anita was just 12 and her older siblings had to raise her alone as well as coping with the loss of both parents.
Five years later, the children returned to the Centre to “reclaim” it for their mum and establish the Zahra Foundation.
The Foundation’s core mission is to provide economic empowerment to women so that they feel confident enough to leave a violent relationship.
It will provide financial literacy workshops, advice on budgeting and expenses and how to manage a savings account.
At Duncan Basheer Hannon we see many women in a similar situation and we have a deep understanding of how scary and distressing this can be.
We look forward to following the progress of this outstanding Foundation and if you are in a threatening, abusive environment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.