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Understanding the different barriers for family violence survivors

Helen Cross. Source: SBS

Advocates say women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds may experience different barriers when it comes to getting support,

They also say workplaces need to do more to support survivors of domestic and family violence.

 

 

 


 

Highlights

  • 1 in 6 women, and 1 in 16 men, in Australia have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or previous partner since the age of 15.
  • 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 6 men, have experienced emotional abuse, adds the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
  • Advocates say workplaces should do more to offer support.

 

 

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