Zahra offers hope in tragedy

Mar 24, 2015

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Arman Abrahimzadeh

About one woman a week loses her life through domestic violence.

Arman Abrahimzadeh’s mother Zahra was murdered five years ago by his father, but now he’s tackling domestic violence in SA through the Zahra Foundation created in her honour.

“The foundation has been setup to assist the vulnerable women and children who escape those horrific situations,” Arman told David, Mark and Jane on FIVEaa breakfast.

It offers victims the long term help they need, including education, training and financial support, Arman said.

He said he hopes to prevent victims having to return to the abusive situations from which they’ve fled.

When his mother was killed Arman was 22 and his youngest sister was 12.

“After the incident my older and sister I did become overnight parents. We really didn’t have any other options.

“We stuck together, we had hope,” he said. “This particular trait – hope – is one that we’re trying to capture within the foundation.”

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