Public campaign: Pageant queen Kim Cancellier speaks out to campaign about violence against women.
ROPES Crossing resident Kim Cancellier is not just a pretty face.
The 2014 Mrs Global United and Mrs Charity Queen Australia pageant queen has raised more than $20,000 in the past year for charities such as Teal Wings of Hope (ovarian cancer awareness) and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Now the mother of two, along with other international pageant queens she met at the recent Mrs Universe world title in Kuala Lumpur, are on a global campaign to raise awareness for violence against women called Queens Without Scars.
One in four women will experience some form of assault in their lifetime, but the majority of victims aren’t confident enough to speak up.
“The statistics are alarming and it also just so happens that I am one of these statistics,” Mrs Cancellier said.
Her own experience made Mrs Cancellier determined to speak up for women and educate the community and her daughters that domestic violence is not acceptable.
Queens Without Scars aims to give women a voice to speak out against domestic violence and show that every woman is a queen in her own right and should be treated as such.
The campaign highlights the different types of domestic violence: physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial.
She travels around the world for pageants and says the time away from her family is difficult.
But she said her husband supports and encourages her all the way and is the perfect role model for how a man should treat a woman.
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