Tag: Domestic Violence


Awareness on “Domestic Violence” – from victims perspective

A post on the popular blog “Humans of New York” featuring a woman whose entire life has been snatched away by her abusive husband has gone viral. In a series of portraits taken at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn, the woman shares how the man she fell in love with started abusing her, and why she…

22 Feb 2016, by Test1 Test1


Social Policy

Break Those Chains Sista: Bringing Attention to Domestic Violence In Indigenous Communities

Family & domestic violence have reached epidemic proportions in Australia, impacting all communities. We spoke to Luke Edwards, who is a social worker and songwriter/producer who assisted with the song ‘Break Those Chains Sista’, which was written and developed by a group of indigenous domestic violence survivors. The song will be featured at the upcoming…

16 Feb 2016, by Test1 Test1


Social Policy

Supporting Employees Suffering Domestic Violence: The Westpac Experience

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed at the 2nd Annual National Family & Domestic Violence Summit we spoke to Ainslie van Onselen, the Director of Women’s Markets, Inclusion & Diversity at Westpac. She spoke to us about the initiatives Westpac has implemented to support their employees who are experiencing…

15 Feb 2016, by Test1 Test1


Looking through the gender lens to support homeless women

In the lead up to her presentation at the at the biennial Homelessness Summit in Sydney, Annabelle Daniel, CEO of Women's Community Shelters (WCS) shares her experience in building local awareness and capacity with communities to find local solutions to the gaps in homelessness. Hornsby's 2015 Local Woman of the Year, discusses the inspiring work…

13 Jul 2015, by Test1 Test1


The impact of proactive policing practices in combating domestic violence

In the lead-up to his keynote presentation at the National Domestic Violence Summit in Sydney, Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch APM provided an encouraging update on the NSW Police Force’s response to domestic violence. Background 2006 saw the release of the Ombudsman’s Special Report to Parliament: Domestic Violence – improving police practice. AC Murdoch highlights that…

19 Nov 2014, by Test1 Test1


Domestic violence – The hard truth in numbers

Between 2008 and 2010, 89 women were KILLED by their current or former partner - this equates to almost 1 woman killed every week. A 2012 survey revealed that 17% of women participants had suffered physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner since the age of 15, and 5.3% of their male counterparts…

17 Sep 2014, by Test1 Test1


Preventing domestic violence: The statistics call for urgent action

Preventing domestic violence isn’t a wish-list item or election promise. The statistics are frightening, often deadly and as is becoming clearer with research, preventable. According to the Prime Minister's office, one-in-three Australian women have experienced physical violence and almost one-in-five have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. In Queensland, there were on average…

21 Aug 2014, by Test1 Test1