News in the world of domestic violence
July 13, 2020
Almost one in 10 Australian women in a relationship have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus crisis, with two-thirds saying the attacks started or became worse during the pandemic.
July 20, 2020
Many survivors are asked retrospectively, "why didn't you just leave?". Watch this video to help you understand the factors impacting victims. Hopefully it will show why that question supports victim blaming and why it's important not to ask survivors this question.
August 6, 2020
Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to abuse. With limited access to support and language barriers impeding their abilities to report incidents many women are isolated by abusers. Some abusers use partner visas to control and threaten them.
June 8, 2020
More women are coming forward for the first time to report family violence, according to Victorian research that shows COVID-19 lockdowns have worsened the potential for abuse in many homes.