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Fears COVID-19 could have a long-lasting impact on women’s safety

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th May 2020 -  “The risks of this crisis and the recovery period are only just beginning to emerge," one advocate says. 

The hidden crisis of COVID-19

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Australians are being told to stay at home to keep coronavirus at bay. But what if that home isn’t safe? 

Opinion

How philanthropy can help tackle the scourge of family violence

Emma Morgan, Tuesday, 17th March 2020 -  In the wake of the murders of Hannah Clarke and her young children, Emma Morgan from The FV Philanthropy Collaboration Project shares thoughts on the role philanthropy can play in a coordinated community response to family violence.

Victorian family violence victims left homeless after seeking help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Community leaders are urging the Victorian government to take action on a social housing shortfall leaving family violence victims homeless

Opinion

More funding promised to men’s behaviour change programs, but we’re still not sure they work

Contributor, Thursday, 27th February 2020 -  The Australian government has committed funding to men's behaviour change programs in the wake of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children – but what are they and do they work, ask Rebecca Stewart and Breanna Wright.

‘It’s our national shame’

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  Addressing domestic violence in our communities must be a national priority, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking.

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A community acting against family violence

Contributor, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  One Aboriginal community has co-designed an online family violence resource for their own people, prioritising the voices of Australia’s First Nations populations in positive change, writes Renee Fiolet from University of Melbourne.

Rosie Batty says the family law system is putting women and children at grave risk

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 -  The prominent campaigner is teaming up with women’s legal services across Australia to launch a new five-step plan   

Men have a vital role to play in the anti-domestic violence movement, advocates say

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th October 2019 -  White Ribbon Australia has shut down, but community groups say engaging with men remains an important component of the movement to end violence against women.

White Ribbon closes down amid financial turmoil

Luke Michael, Thursday, 3rd October 2019 -  White Ribbon Australia is closing its doors for good, with the charity announcing it has gone into liquidation.
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