Domestic and Family Violence 

Domestic and family violence is internationally recognised as a fundamental violation of human rights; it is a distinctly gendered problem that disproportionately affects women and their children.

In Australia, it has gained prominence as a significant and unacceptable issue requiring urgent attention and action. A holistic approach is being undertaken at both National and State levels through campaigns, policy and program initiatives, research, legislation and cultural change.  The statistics tell us that on average across Australia, one woman is murdered every week by a current or former partner, and that one in six women will experience physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner in their lifetime. 

You can find additional information on National and Queensland reforms related to domestic and family violence here.

If you or someone you know is in fear or anxious about their partner; please call DVConnect 1800 811 811 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 
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