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NTWLS Advocacy Series | Family violence myths and facts

πŸ€₯ MYTH: Family violence is rare & doesn’t affect many people 🀷 βœ… FACT: Family violence has long been a hidden & underreported problem, but it is a VERY widespread social issue in Australia and around the world 😞 1 in 4 Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner… πŸ”Ž […]

NTWLS Advocacy Series | 8 in 10 have never contacted police…

Why women only services? πŸ€”β™€οΈ … because, 8 in 10 women experiencing violence from a current partner have never contacted police πŸš¨πŸ˜” βš–οΈ Central Australian Women’s Legal Service βš–οΈ Top End Women’s Legal Service βš–οΈ Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service

NTWLS Advocacy Series | Women hit hardest by COVID recession

The Grattan Institute confirmed that the COVID recession hit women the hardest, but that women also began the crisis on an uneven footing… βš–οΈ Women rely on part time and casual work to a greater extent than men and are more vulnerable to economic downturns πŸ˜“ β™€οΈπŸ—£οΈ Specialist women’s employment and legal advice is one […]

NTWLS Advocacy Series | COVID job losses worse for women

Why women only services? πŸ€”β™€οΈ … because, more women than men lost their jobs as part of the COVID-19 recession πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ βš–οΈ Central Australian Women’s Legal Service βš–οΈ Top End Women’s Legal Service βš–οΈ Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service

NTWLS Advocacy Series | Barriers for CALD women accessing appropriate supports

βš–οΈ Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can face a range of additional barriers in disclosing family & domestic violence… CALD groups require specific supports, that are often not addressed by generalised strategies πŸ˜” πŸ’‘ ANROWS has collated a range of resources, papers, reports and research projects that explore the barriers to service provision […]

NTWLS Advocacy Series | CALD women less likely to seek help

Why women only services? πŸ€”β™€οΈ … because, women from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds are often less likely to seek help 😞 πŸ’­ Do you know CAWLS runs a service to provide migration advice? βš–οΈ Call us on 1800 684 055 to book an appointment with our registered migration agent/lawyer to discuss your situation … […]

NTWLS Advocacy Series | Services can help respond to FDV

🀝 Services embedded in local communities are more likely to be successful in responding to family & domestic violence. πŸ—£οΈ ANROWS has called for specialist domestic and family violence agencies, based on a hub-and-spoke model, to be provided with adequate levels of staffing and funding, to enable reach across large distances and move beyond crisis […]

NTWLS Advocacy Series | Isolation and control

Why women only services? πŸ€”β™€οΈ … because, in rural, regional and remote communities, abusers use isolation to exert control πŸ˜” βš–οΈ Central Australian Womens Legal Service βš–οΈ Top End Women’s Legal Service βš–οΈ Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service

NTWLS Advocacy Series | Escaping Violence Payment

Tailored supports to assist women to recover from financial abuse are key to supporting the long-term safety of women & children 🀝 The ‘Escaping Violence Payment’ was launched last year and aims to support existing programs offered by states and territories πŸ’΅πŸ™ βš–οΈ Women’s Legal Services can help you with applications for crisis and support […]

NTWLS Advocacy Series | Economic dependence barrier for DFV situations

Why women only services? πŸ€”β™€οΈ … because, economic dependence on an abuser is a major barrier to leaving domestic & family violence situations πŸ’ΈπŸ˜” βš–οΈ Central Australian Women’s Legal Service βš–οΈ Top End Women’s Legal Service βš–οΈ Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service