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Aboriginal Domestic & Family Violence specialists issue plea for urgent action

A new report shows Indigenous women and children are being put at further risk of violence due to social isolation measures.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are five times more likely than non-Indigenous women to experience family violence or be killed by domestic homicide in Australia.

Social isolation rules around COVID-19 have only exacerbated the problem, with almost half of the Aboriginal domestic and family violence specialists in New South Wales reporting an increase in women seeking help.

Access full article by Jane Lindhe for Women’s Agenda HERE.

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