Women experiencing violence walking away from a man

Experiencing Violence

Women pushing a violent man away
Defining violence

If you have to change your behaviour out of fear for what your partner might do, you are experiencing domestic violence. Even though he may not hit you, violence can take many forms. This kind of violence is not about passion or loss of control. Its intent is to exert power, to control you. Are...

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Who is responsible

Domestic violence is the misuse of power to gain control over another person. You are not responsible for the violent behaviour. No matter how much you try to please a person who uses violence, it is likely the violence will continue. Men who use violence will also usually justify it and blame it on other...

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Staying safe

The following Safety Plan is adapted from the Domestic Violence Resource Centre  – they have many resources for people escaping domestic and family violence.   Safety at home Create your Care Community – A community can help keep you safe. Ask people who you trust to call the police on 000 if they hear fighting,...

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Getting support

Call 000 in an emergency for the police or ambulance.   1800 RESPECT Is a 24 hour, national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Phone: 1800 737 732 Website: http://1800respect.org.au/   Lifeline 24 hour, national charity providing all Australians...

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For support in maintaining change and building violence-free relationships,
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