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Day 14 – 16 Days of Activism Domestic Violence & Court Support

Northern Rivers Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (DVCAS) received a warm referral from a case worker from a local Health Service. The Caseworker described her client, *Cherie (pseudonym) as having been in a long term relationship with her ex-partner with a significant history of unreported DV. Cherie now resides...

Day 14 – 16 Days of Activism Domestic Violence & Court Support

Northern Rivers Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (DVCAS) received a warm referral from a case worker from a local Health Service. The Caseworker described her client, *Cherie (pseudonym) as having been in a long term relationship with her ex-partner with a significant history of unreported DV. Cherie now resides...

Day 13 – 16 Days of Activism Domestic Violence & Financial Support

Leaving domestic or family violence can place women and children at a financial disadvantage to restart their lives.

Day 12 – 16 Days of Activism Counselling services

Getting the right support, when you need it, is important for survivors of domestic and family violence. Accessing counselling services will give you the chance to talk through your experiences at your own pace.

Day 11 – 16 Days of Activism Domestic Violence and Pets

A recent Australian study revealed that approximately 50 per cent of women in violent relationships reported that their violent partner had hurt or killed one of their pets. The study also revealed that 33 per cent of these female pet owners, who were now living in crisis accommodation, had delayed...

Day 10 – 16 Days of Activism LGBTQ+ and domestic violence

In lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) communities, there can be less pressure to have relationships based on more traditional models. As a result, those relationships come in all looks, forms, sizes and configurations.

Day 9 – 16 Days of Activism How can I be an active bystander in Domestic and Family Violence, and support social and cultural change?

The ARC Gender Relations team at the Men and Family Centre runs Active Bystander Conversations Training to support people to take action against Domestic and Family Violence (and other forms of violence) in a safe and respectful way.

Day 7 – 16 Days of Activism Northern NSW Domestic & Family Violence Committees

Currently, all areas on the North Coast have strong and proud Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) committees that focus on providing community awareness, promotion of access to services, engage in campaigning against DFV, identifying gaps in our community around service needs, and providing networking opportunity to collaborate.

Day 6 – 16 Days of Activism Domestic Violence: A journey through the Men’s Behavioural Change program.

I have attended the MEND (Men Exploring New Directions) group at the Men and Family Centre in Lismore for 2 years and would like to outline my experience of men’s behavioural change. I feel deeply embarrassed and ashamed to admit that I have perpetrated violence and abuse toward the people...