My Horsemanship Journey 

Happy Monday Everyone! ⁣I’m excited to share this week’s episode of Mouth to Muzzle, where I had the pleasure of discussing my horsemanship journey and the positive impact horse have had on my life.
Outside of my role as Miss World Australia, I consider myself a bit of a ‘Coastal Cowgirl’ and spend a lot of my time with horses; They really are my happy place. It is a passion that was sparked at the age of 5 years old and has never left me.

In this episode, I opened up about the heart-wrenching loss of my Palomino QH, Gambler, which profoundly shifted my perspective on horsemanship. I discuss my unbreakable bond with my first and forever horse, Fella, and the newfound love for my gorgeous 2.5yo QH, Baby Rey.

I really wanted to share this part of my life with you all, so I’m truly honoured to be a guest on the Mouth to Muzzle podcast. Tune in for a real and raw chat with Ro and me on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube. And don’t forget to share it with a friend who might need some encouragement on their own horse journey.

Thank you for your support and happy listening! 

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/jasmine-stringer-a-turn-of-events-an-unbreakable/id1743748814?i=1000659156648

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Get To Know Me In The Latest Edition Of Ocean Road Magazine

I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to feature on the cover of the Summer 2024 Edition of Ocean Road Magazine. In this exclusive interview, I share my journey from being a primary school teacher on the Gold Coast to becoming Miss World Australia, and my heartfelt advocacy against Domestic Violence.

I am so grateful for this opportunity to tell my story and share my advocacy and I truly hope it resonates with you. Thank you for your support, and I hope you enjoy my feature in Ocean Road Magazine! 

https://www.oceanroadmagazine.com.au/magazine-issue/orm-53-summer-2024/

Miss World Australia, Jasmine Stringer, speaks out against violence after attack at local shopping centre

Recently, I found myself in an alarming situation at a local shopping centre in the Southport. As I was leaving a model development class, a stranger launched an unprovoked attack on myself and a young model who had attended our class.

It was a chaotic moment of fear and helplessness. Strangely, one of most distressing parts of the situation was that despite our call to 000 for help, no police officers arrived at the scene. I experienced first-hand what it means to be vulnerable without the immediate protection of our police force. This incident brought to light what I believe is a significant issue within our community: the Queensland Police Force is severely under-resourced.

Several minutes into my call with 000, I watched the situation escalate, with some of our students and their family still in danger defending themselves while waiting for their taxi. I asked the dispatcher in a fairly distressed tone if someone was coming as I had not yet been told police were on their way. Instead of receiving reassurance, I was met with a dispatcher whose tone was far from comforting as he curtly responded, “They are on their way. There’s only one speed they can go, even with lights and sirens. You need to be patient.” This lack of empathy and understanding during such a critical moment was disheartening and only added to the stress of an already tense situation.

I was advised a few days later that that the officers who were assigned to the incident were dispatched from the Coomera Police Station a whopping 20kms away as the Southport Police Station just 2.6kms away did not have any officers available to attend.

The lack of resources means that incidents like mine can occur without timely intervention. It’s unacceptable that anyone, let alone young girls, can be left to fend for themselves in such situations.

I did follow through and make a formal complaint of the assault to the police. My experience with the QLD Police from that point onwards has been supportive.

The officer handling my case has been wonderful and shown a very professional response. Both Stevie and I are actively pursuing assault charges against the individual involved in this attack. I want to clarify that my complaints were not aimed at attacking the police force but rather highlighting a critical government issue of under-resourcing. My intention is to campaign for more funding, so our police can respond more promptly and effectively to calls for help. The dedicated officers who supported me post-incident demonstrated their commitment, but they need the proper resources to sustain such dedication consistently. By drawing attention to this issue, I hope to advocate for better-equipped law enforcement, ensuring timely protection and safety for everyone.

We must advocate for a better-resourced police force. It’s not just about reacting to incidents; it’s about preventing them. More funding and resources can mean better training, more personnel, and faster response times. In our current political climate, the cries for help and protection from women facing violence are resounding louder than ever. We are at a pivotal moment where the voices demanding safety and justice cannot be ignored. It is imperative that our system responds promptly and effectively to these calls. Women must feel assured that when they seek assistance, especially in dire situations, their pleas will be met with immediate action and support. Ensuring this responsiveness is not just a necessity but a moral obligation in addressing and combating violence against women in our society. It’s a measure of safety that we all deserve.

Stay safe, stay vigilant, and let’s continue to rally against violence.

https://7news.com.au/sunrise/miss-world-australia-jasmine-stringer-allegedly-assaulted-in-random-attack-outside-shopping-centre-c-14728360

No More: National Rally Against Violence 

Australia Confronts a National Crisis: The Surge of Violence Against Women

In recent years, Australia has awoken to a harrowing reality—a silent epidemic of domestic and family violence that pervasively undermines the safety and dignity of countless women across the nation. This crisis has escalated, demanding an urgent national response to protect and empower women and girls in every community. The statistics are alarming and paint a stark picture of the severity of the situation.

1 woman every 4 days in 2024 murdered in violent attacks. Let that sink in for a minute.

As I sit here writing this piece my heart breaks not only for those women murdered this year, but also for the women actively fighting for their safety, hoping they’re not next.  Gender based violence touches all corners of the country, impacting women of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life, creating a ripple effect of trauma, fear, and often, silence. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia face disproportionately high rates of violence, a distressing reality rooted in a complex web of historical, social, and systemic issues. Indigenous women are significantly more likely to experience violence than their non-Indigenous counterparts. The violence encompasses physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, deeply impacting not just the women themselves but also their families and communities. This situation is exacerbated by barriers to accessing support services, including legal and health assistance, which are often not culturally sensitive or geographically accessible. Tackling this issue demands a concerted effort that involves legal reforms, educational initiatives, and community-based programs aimed at preventing violence and supporting Indigenous women and girls in their journey to safety, health, and wellbeing.

In a resounding response to this crisis, hundreds of thousands of Australians, myself included, have taken to the streets in solidarity, attending rallies organised by the team at “What Were You Wearing” These nationwide protests served as a powerful testament to the collective outcry against domestic and family violence, amplifying the voices of survivors and demanding systemic change. The rallies underlined the critical need for societal shift, challenging the culture of victim-blaming and advocating for a future where women can live free from the fear of violence.

Amidst this national reckoning, the Australian government has taken a step forward by allocating $925 million in funding towards addressing domestic and family violence. While this funding is a positive development, it is widely acknowledged as just the beginning of what is necessary to truly tackle the complexity and magnitude of the crisis.

The investment must not only focus on immediate support and intervention but also on long-term strategies that address the root causes of violence against women. Education and awareness campaigns are crucial in shaping a culture that does not tolerate violence, promoting healthy relationships based on respect and equality.

Moreover, the voices of survivors and advocates must be central to the ongoing development and implementation of policies and programs. Their lived experiences and insights are invaluable in crafting effective solutions that meet the needs of those most affected by domestic and family violence.

Recent rallies across the country have shown that Australians are ready to stand up, speak out, and demand change. However, it is imperative that this momentum is carried forward, translating collective outrage into concrete actions that ensure safety, justice, and dignity for all women – a future where every woman in Australia can live with the freedom and security she rightfully deserves.

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