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Animal Abuse and Domestic and Family Violence

Women’s Safety NSW have compiled this report in response to the Consultation Paper for the NSW Government’s Review into Animal Abuse and Domestic and Family Violence. Animal abuse within violent households is often an overlooked aspect within a domestic and family violence context. Our report assists in meeting the purpose of the review in understanding…

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Report: Interpreter Services in Domestic and Family Violence Matters

For victim-survivors of domestic and family violence from a non-English speaking background, having access to quality interpreter services can make all the difference when it comes to achieving safety, justice and wellbeing. In fact, having access to quality interpreters is essential at all stages of the domestic and family violence response, including at the initial…

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Report: Experiences of Indigenous women impacted by violence during COVID-19

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are the most at risk group of experiencing domestic and family violence in this country, being, between 2 and 5 times more likely to experience violence when compared to our non-Indigenous counterparts (ANROWS 2014). Furthermore, Indigenous women are 35 times more likely to experience violence that results in hospitalisation…

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Report: Impacts of COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence as Restrictions Ease

In March and April 2020, Women’s Safety NSW published two reports detailing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and children experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV). Over two months have passed since the introduction of strict social distancing and self-isolation measures in NSW, which raised significant concerns about victims of DFV and their…

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REPORT: Family Violence and Alcohol During COVID-19

The seriousness of alcohol’s role in family and intimate partner violence is evident in an Australian-first survey of specialists working in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with FARE, Women’s Safety NSW today released the report, Family violence and alcohol during COVID-19, which assesses the caseload of a range of family violence specialists…

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UPDATE: Impacts on COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence in NSW

Last week, Women’s Safety NSW published a report detailing the impacts of COVID-19 on domestic and family violence (DFV) and the frontline services who respond to it. A survey was undertaken of frontline workers, coordinators and service providers across the state to establish their concerns. This week, Women’s Safety NSW has again surveyed frontline workers…

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Summary Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children Experiencing DFV and Frontline DFV Services

Women’s Safety NSW has undertaken a survey of frontline workers, Coordinators and service providers to ascertain how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) responses in NSW and to request feedback on what urgent measures are needed to effectively respond to the crisis at this time. This report summarises the findings of…

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AWAVA’s analysis of the 2019-2020 Federal Budget

Budget measures to address violence against women and their children AWAVA has completed the analysis how the 2019-2020 Federal Budget’s measure contribute to addressing violence against women and their children. You can download the full text HERE.

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