Staying at home should be safe - but what if you’re isolated with your abuser?

Staying at home should be safe - but what if you’re isolated with your abuser?

In times of crisis, it’s important that we come together to make sure the members of our community most at risk, are safe and supported.

We know that coercion, surveillance and isolation are tactics often used by domestic abusers, even outside of pandemics. These patterns of abuse will be compounded as women and children are required to stay at home.

Experts are warning that, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, women and children in our community will face family violence at a greater frequency and severity.

Now, more than ever, we need governments to properly fund the services that women rely on for their safety. And the Morrison Government's response so far is leaving massive gaps in what should be a safety net for women at risk.

Can you build the pressure on them to urgently resource the specialist family violence services needed to help women and children be safe while they're at home?

*If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, you can call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for 24/7 support. If you are in immediate danger call 000.

More information (click to view) 

Service experts and survivor advocates in Australia - covered by SBS News.
Experts in the US explain why violence will increase, in VICE.

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In this time of crisis, it's important we protect the people in our community who are at risk.

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