Champions o Homelessness

Shine a light on violence against women

Day 1 - what is violence?

"...Violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable." Ban Ki-Moon

Many forms

Violence against women is a serious issue – in Australia and around the world. In Australia;

  • On average, one women is killed each week as a result of domestic violence
  • A woman is most likely experience violence by a male partner in her home
  • Domestic and family driver is a major driver of homelessness in Australia
  • Domestic violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health in Australian women 15-44
  • One in three women have experienced violence

What behaviours do you consider abusive?

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Emotional abuse

Have you ever thought about more discreet types of abuse such as encouraging isolation, or financial deprivation? These are all types of abuse. Australians are less inclined to see non-physical forms of control, intimidation and harassment as 'serious'.

Day 1

We can stop violence against women!

Research has shown that building greater equality and respect between men and women can reduce attitudes that support violence. Social policy initiatives addressing gender inequity are central to reducing violence against women.

Over the next 16 days, Homelessness Australia will be shining a light on violence against women. We encourage you to get involved in the campaign to help raise awareness and bring about change!

Tomorrow ... we shine a light on ... who is at risk

The campaign

Day 1 - Overview of violence against women

Day 2 - Who is at risk

Day 3 - Myths

Day 4 - Physical violence

Day 5 - Emotional abuse

Day 6 - Sexual violence

Day 7 - Financial abuse

Day 8  - Violence and technology

Day 9 - The signs of violence

Day 10 - Outcomes of violence

Day 11 - Surviving violence

Day 12 - How can you help?

Day 13 - Preventing violence

Day 14 - Violence and children

Day 15 - Violence and homelessness

Day 16 - Human rights

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