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.


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Latest activity

Sar , 2073  /  signed 2015-06-11 22:48:02 +1000
"Please make this a standard byline on ALL domestic violence articles. Thank you for helping us take this stand.

Sar x"
Graeme , 3095  /  signed 2015-06-11 22:27:35 +1000
"Every little helps. The better 1800 Respect is brought to the attention of the Australian public, the greater the chance it will be thought of and used."
Josephine , 6164  /  signed 2015-06-11 22:23:01 +1000
Viviane , 2196  /  signed 2015-06-11 22:18:55 +1000
Veronica , 2280  /  signed 2015-06-11 22:17:06 +1000
"As a source of information for communities it should be indoctrinated that ALL information (particularly on improvement and education) be provided as assistance. Come on now, 1800 RESPECT, it’s not particularly difficulty to add."
Samantha , 2068  /  signed 2015-06-11 22:09:54 +1000
Stephen , 2800  /  signed 2015-06-11 22:04:40 +1000
John and Rosemary , 6056  /  signed 2015-06-11 21:59:47 +1000
"Family violence is more a threat to Australia than the ‘terriorism’ that so much resources are being diverted to, we need to strike a balance."
Margaret , 3153  /  signed 2015-06-11 21:57:48 +1000
"All Domestic Violence victims should have access to immediate assistance as it could save many lives."
Lorraine and David , 5152  /  signed 2015-06-11 21:53:03 +1000
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