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Coercive Control Campaign

Coercive control is a foundational element of domestic violence, and also a major predictor of severe physical violence and homicide. The criminalisation of coercive control is critically important if Australia is to achieve a substantial reduction in violence against women and domestic homicide. Please sign our joint petition if you want to see coercive control…

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Action on Domestic Violence Now

The nation is grieving for Hannah 31, Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4 and Trey, 3, who were horrifically murdered in a domestic homicide in Brisbane last week. The system set up to protect and support Hannah and her children failed her, and this is because there are still so many inadequacies in our system response. This comes down…

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Make courts safer for DV victim-survivors

Right now, the criminal justice system in NSW can be traumatic and unsafe for DV victims-survivors to give evidence. They are usually required to appear in an open court in front of the general public and may be directly cross-examined by their abuser. And their matters are heard by a general pool of local court…

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Help make NSW and Australia safer for Women experiencing DV!

ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…….IS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO BE SAFE!   Looking for great Christmas ideas! Why not donate to Women’s Safety NSW instead of buying more landfill!   More than 1 woman a week is killed by her partner or ex-partner, and half of these deaths take place in NSW. You can…

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Email Your MP: Fund Women’s Safety Now!

Women should have the right to safety in their own homes. And yet, right now, for many Australian women, their homes are the most dangerous place they could be – with one woman a week being killed at the hands of her partner or ex-partner, eight women a week being hospitalised, and over 5,000 women…

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Speak up against the Andrews-Hanson Family Law Inquiry

Despite the recent expert led Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of the family law system delivered in March this year, and a Parliamentary Inquiry as recent as 2017, Prime Minister Morrison has announced yet another inquiry into the family law system, and installed Senator Pauline Hanson as Co-Chair. Senator Hanson then said on Radio National…

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Real life experiences of the family law system

Why are we sharing real life stories? The current family law system is failing to prioritise safety for women and children in the context of family violence and abuse. Despite recommendation from numerous parliamentary inquiries and law reform commission reports over decades, the government has failed to effect the necessary reforms to solve this problem….

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Make it safer for women to achieve justice!

Do you want to make the criminal justice system safer for women and their children impacted by domestic and family violence? Find your local MP HERE and contact them HERE to tell them you want the government to: outlaw direct cross-examination of domestic violence complainants by their accused; provide for all domestic and sexual violence…

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Speaker Requests

Whether its to raise awareness about domestic and family violence or increase the capacity of your organisation to effectively prevent and respond to violence against women, Women’s Safety NSW chief executive, Hayley Foster is available to speak at your conference, forum or event. Ms Foster is a university medalist in Laws (Honours) and has over…

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Speaking with 1000 words – Image Project

Women’s Safety NSW are partnering with the Canva Creative Content Team to create authentic creative content to better describe the diverse experiences of violence and abuse in media imagery. We are reaching out to our Members, Friends and Supporters, Women’s Safety Advocates and partner agencies to seek input into this process. What images would you like…

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Women’s Safety Advocate Program

Women’s Safety NSW is often asked by media to speak with survivors of domestic and family violence about their direct experiences in relation to a particular topic. Women’s Safety NSW is mindful that there are many risks associated with talking to the media from the perspective of a survivor of violence and has traditionally been…

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