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Violence against women statistics have not changed in 20+ years – why not?

August 25, 2015

Men’s violence against women remains a serious and pervasive issue that affects individuals, families, communities and the social fabric of our society as a whole. In Australia, one in three women over the age of 15 years have experienced physical assault and over half of all women have experienced at least one incident of physical […]

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Why doesn’t she leave?

July 2, 2015

This is a question asked by many, “Why doesn’t she leave?” or another one “She is being so selfish by leaving her children in that horrible home.  She is abusing the children by doing that.” Both of these comments, and anything like it, are really and truly unhelpful.  If someone still living in a violent […]

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Have you ever considered who might read your social media comments?

June 17, 2015

Have you ever considered how your social commentary might affect your family relationships and friendships? Recently I noticed someone share a link to an article (published over 18 months ago, mind you).  The article was titled New laws will see babies taken from addicted or abused mothers who refuse to seek help. Firstly, let me […]

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DVCS research project with ANROWS

May 21, 2015

DVCS Executive Director, Mirjana Wilson and Client Services Coordinator, Dearne Weaver recently spent time in Alice Springs as part of the Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) project. While there they spent time with research partners, the Alice Spring’s Women’s Shelter and the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council Family and Domestic Violence […]

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2015 National Day of Remembrance – Wednesday 6 May 2015

May 7, 2015

At 6.00pm on a cold Wednesday 6 May 2015 members of the ACT region congregated at Stage88 to remember those who had died after experiencing domestic and family violence. Simultaneously around Australia on the first Wednesday in May candles are lit to honour the women, men and children who have all died as a result […]

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