Civil Voices

Tag : Domestic violence

Providing A Place of Refuge

Wendy Williams, Friday, 9th March 2018 -  Robyn Martin is the manager of Beryl Women’s Refuge, an Indigenous leader and anti-violence campaigner. She is this week’s Changemaker. Beryl Women Inc. is Australia’s

Why Doesn’t She Leave?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th March 2018 -  The question most commonly asked by people trying to understand domestic violence is why doesn’t she just leave? But this is not only a question with a complicated answer, it is the

Cross-Sector Partnerships Key to Delivering Homes of Hope

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th March 2018 -  Corporates and not for profits have united to help provide essential services to women escaping domestic violence or experiencing homelessness. As part of a week-long event coinciding

Luke Batty Foundation to Close as Rosie Batty Steps Down

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  Acclaimed domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty is stepping down as CEO of the Luke Batty Foundation, with the foundation set to “close its doors” and distribute funds to

Problematic Attitudes Towards Women Driving Domestic Violence

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  One in five Australians believe women are becoming too outspoken, according to new research into relationships, gender roles and equality. Not-for-profit organisation Our Watch

New Program Launched to Support Women and Children Escaping Domestic Violence

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th October 2017 -  Women and children escaping domestic violence in New South Wales will be provided with medium term housing and support, thanks to a new initiative launched by an Australian not-for-profit

Triggs Says Australia’s Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment a ‘Disgrace’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 -  The former president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, has labelled the federal government’s approach to the economic empowerment

Domestic Violence Helpline Given a Funding ‘Lifeline’

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 31st July 2017 -  Queensland’s only domestic violence legal helpline, which answers 13,000 calls for help each year has received a “lifeline” right before it planned to cease operations due

Ask Izzy Expands To Provide Support For People Experiencing Family Violence

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  A mobile website which has been described as a “saviour” by people experiencing homelessness is to launch a new project to assist people fleeing family violence, with funding…

Two in Three People Seeking Homelessness Help are Women

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  Almost two in three people seeking homelessness support in Victoria are female, new analysis has revealed, “shattering community perceptions” of the issue. The state’s

Facing Up to the Realities of Domestic and Family Violence in the Workplace

Lisa Annese, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  Workplaces can make a difference on many levels if they face up to their responsibilities in the quest to reduce family and domestic violence, writes Diversity Council Australia

Domestic Violence Also Has an Economic Penalty

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 -  Australia’s social safety net is not doing nearly enough to counter the economic harms of domestic violence, according to researchers Jane Bullen and Natasha Cortis from Australia’s
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