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Nation’s largest hotel chain shelters domestic abuse survivors

The nation’s largest hotel chain is sheltering people fleeing domestic violence as front-line workers say incidents of household abuse are on the rise as a result of the pressures caused by the COVID-19 crisis. International hotel group Accor has revealed it is housing vulnerable people, including victims of family violence, the homeless and worn-out medical…

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As domestic violence cases surge, a BBC presenter shared a subtle message with viewers.

Journalist Victoria Derbyshire has used her position as the host of BBC News as a means to share a subtle message for victims of domestic violence. As instances of domestic violence continue to rise around the world amid the outbreak of COVID-19, the newscaster had the phone number for the UK’s National Domestic Abuse helpline written on her hand throughout the…

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NSW bailing of DV offenders alarms victims

Women in NSW have been left terrified as alleged domestic violence offenders are being granted bail because of COVID-19. In a bid to keep prison populations down in case of a coronavirus outbreak, changes have been made to prevent more people entering jail on remand. As a result, defendants who face lengthy adjournments because of…

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New Domestic Violence Survey Shows Impact of COVID-19 on the Rise

This week’s results have just come in and reveal the impact of COVID-19 is on the rise with a higher percentage of frontline domestic violence workers reporting: An increase in client numbers overall (50% up from 41% last week) Increasing complexity of client needs (75% up from 70.8% last week) Escalating or worsening violence (50%…

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

NATIONAL CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE 1800 020 080 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT  WOMENS’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCACY SERVICES (WDVCASs) provide women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence with information, advocacy and referrals – 1800 WDVCAS or 1800 938 227. NSW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINE the Domestic Violence Line is a NSW state-wide telephone crisis counselling and…

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Frontline domestic violence services need support now

Women’s Safety NSW welcomes the announcement today of an additional $34 million to increase the accessibility of temporary accommodation for domestic violence victims and perpetrators during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, accompanying this investment we also need to see immediate support for frontline domestic violence services who are operating in extremely challenging circumstances to provide the…

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPIKE DURING COVID-19

As we get into our second week of isolation and social distancing, most of us are stuck at home 24/7. For some of us, that means binge watching the latest Netflix series or coming up with creative ways to keep the family occupied. However, for many women self isolation means being forced to stay at…

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Coronavirus lockdown raises stakes for some women and children

As coronavirus cases increase around the world, so do reports of desperate phone calls, emails and texts from women stuck in their homes, who fear for their safety and that of their children. While lockdowns have been put in place to protect us, for some women and children the threat inside their homes is greater…

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