Tag: Family Violence

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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 Informa Australia

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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 Informa Australia

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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 Informa Australia

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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 Informa Australia