Shine a light on violence against women

Day 15 - violence and homelessness

The relationship between homelessness and domestic violence is a complex one. There are often a number of factors at play in addition to the domestic violence including socioeconomic disadvantage, mental illness and poor access to housing.

Domestic and family violence is a leader driver of homelessness in Australia.

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In 2012-13 it was the most common mail reason people gave for seeking assistance from homelessness services (AIHW, 2013), with 32% (77,870 people) of people who received assistance escaping domestic and family violence.

The majority of people who received assistance from homelessness services because of domestic and family violence were women and children. Females (aged over 15) accounted for 67% of this group, with children under 14, 25%.







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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