Domestic Abuse in Australia

According to studies, one in six (17%) Australian women and one in sixteen (6.1%) Australian men have been the victims of physical or sexual abuse by a current or former cohabiting partner.

With an alarmingly number of women dying as a result of intimate partner abuse, domestic and family violence is a major contributor to homelessness for women and children in Australia.

In Australia, a woman is murdered by her present or previous spouse about once every week, which is a shocking statistic.

In this video, Tracy Howe from Domestic Violence New South Wales explains that we need to treat domestic violence the same way we would treat a natural disaster.

SafeTCard is the most widely used Personal Emergency Duress device, helping women and men throughout Australia to protect themselves against domestic abuse.

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