1800 RESPECT

News editors of Australia: Will you make this one simple change?

Imagine if every newspaper article about family violence included the helpline number. It's 1800 RESPECT. It's free to call. It can help save lives and it helps vulnerable people every day. And astoundingly, most newspapers simply don't bother to include it. 

Australia’s domestic violence crisis is making headlines around the country, but many women experiencing abuse right now still don’t know where they can get help. At the same time, just 8% of media stories on domestic violence this year have included information about where those affected by family violence can get help.

Can you help to change that? Newspaper editors listen to their readers - after all, they have to sell copies. Join the campaign calling on the editors of Australia’s major papers to include 1800 RESPECT in all stories about family violence.

Click here to see which outlets have committed so far.

--If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000. For more information about a service in your state or local area download the DAISY App in the App Store or Google Play.--

To the Editors in Chief of all Australian media outlets,

We urge you to publicly commit to include referral numbers for family violence services in any story you run about domestic and family violence, and to implement responsible reporting guidelines.

Signed,

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David , 2088  /  signed 2015-06-13 01:09:09 +1000
Gina , 3860  /  signed 2015-06-13 00:58:06 +1000
judith , 2680  /  signed 2015-06-12 23:15:37 +1000
Susan , 6230  /  signed 2015-06-12 22:25:30 +1000
"As a victim of domestic violence as a child and as a young adult I know first hand the damaging impact this issue can have on the emotional and physical health of people who experience it. It is vital that help is available and made visible for those in need."
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