On 24th April 2019, Natalina’s life was tragically taken. She was a Geelong local. She was the 21st woman this year, in Australia, to die from domestic violence. The current toll is at 23. She was 32 yrs old and came to Australia in 2000 as a refugee, fleeing war and poverty from her home in Sudan. She was a dental nurse student. She mothered her siblings and family. She was a woman of faith who was always cheerful and happy. She was dearly loved in her Sudanese-Australian community.
Her sister told news.com.au “She was a loving and caring sister, and a down-to-earth person, not a troublemaker. She loved everybody, even if someone did something bad to her, she would just talk and laugh with them.”
An Open Invitation to people of Geelong and region, as well as Melbournites. Come down to Johnstone Park, Geelong after your Mother’s Day lunch this Sunday May 12th at 4pm for Natalina Angok’s Vigil. It’s a chance to show Natalina’s family and friends that we care, that her life mattered and we will continue to say her name. https://www.facebook.com/events/286061872284050/?ti=ia
Dress code – black
(Optional) Bring: candle, pink flowers (Natalina’s favourite colour)
If you or someone you know is affected by family violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit http://www.1800RESPECT.org.au In an emergency, call triple-0