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December 2021

"It's like a fantasy! I have lived on the streets since I was 7."

"I have been homeless since I ran away from home at the age of seven. I have lived on the streets ever since. I felt safer living in the scrub." Meet Michael, our courageous client from our Aboriginal Homelessness Prevention Service. Since Michael started his journey with Momentum collective, he...
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December 2021

Moments That Matter | Summer 21/22

Check out Momentum Collective's quarterly newsletter to stay up to date with news, events & other important information.
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December 2021

Day 16 – 16 Days of Activism Day World Human Rights Day

The 10th of December marks the final day of 16 Days of Activism, the annual global movement for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and World Human Rights Day. The past 16 days of local digital stories shared by survivors and services that Momentum Collective have shared was part of...
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December 2021

Day 15 – 16 Days of Activism Domestic Violence & Coercive Control

Everyone deserves to feel safe at home. But for so many, home is where they are most at risk. Over the last decade, public awareness of domestic violence has grown, thanks to the tireless work of advocates like Rosie Batty. Yet despite that, at least one woman is murdered by...
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December 2021

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...
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December 2021

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.
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December 2021

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.
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December 2021

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...
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December 2021

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.
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December 2021

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.
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