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Water companies must step up as frontline domestic violence responders, research says

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 25th May 2021 -  Experts say that water companies can play a critical role in helping survivors of domestic violence, but many women are falling through the cracks  Many might not equate water companies

‘Let’s get this done’

Emma Morgan, Thursday, 15th April 2021 -  We are witnessing a moment of reckoning. We need to come together to demand a society where all of us can live free from fear and violence, writes Emma Morgan, co-ordinator of the FV Funders

The soaring cost of financial abuse

Contributor, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  What may look black and white can have many shades of grey, says Beyond Bank Australia financial crimes analyst Sharon Thompson. On the surface, financial abuse seems so obvious,

‘If you call 000 … I will send you back to your country’: How COVID-19 has trapped temporary visa holders

Contributor, Thursday, 24th September 2020 -  New research shows women on temporary visas are trapped in family violence by a lack of financial support, safe accommodation, and the threat of their visa being revoked, write Naomi

Addressing economic insecurity is key to preventing family violence

Stella Avramopoulos, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  If we don’t link our response to family violence with the economic insecurity that women face, we are failing to provide an environment where women can leave violent relationships

Philanthropy strategies when funding family violence during COVID

Teresa Zolnierkiewicz, Monday, 31st August 2020 -  Many philanthropists recognise that family violence is an area of intense need right now, but they often have limited understanding as to how to effectively respond, writes Teresa

Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

Cathy Humphreys, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The Australian government’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments need to be recognised as crucial tools for preventing domestic and family violence – and need to be maintained, writes

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

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 Homelessness caused by family violence

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

‘We should be able to remove those situations which are making us vulnerable’

Lisa Needham, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  With the country set to head to the polls this week, audio producer Lisa Needham spends a day with mother, campaigner and wheelchair user Nicole as she travels around Melbourne, to

How tech can support people in crisis

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th April 2019 -  The latest enhancements on the Ask Izzy website, aimed at providing better, safer family violence support, are a reminder of the role technology can play in supporting some of the
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