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1 in 6 Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence by her current or former partner. It is hard to comprehend that statistic when it sits in written form on the screen in front of you. If you’re on a bus or a train or at work and there is at least six women close by, that statistic means we are talking about one of those women. But that statistic is more than a number — it’s a human’s life.
It may not be you or your mother or sister or friend or neighbour, but it is someone’s mother or sister or friend or neighbour. And statistically you would know someone who has experienced domestic violence. It happens in her home. Behind closed doors. In a place that should be a sanctuary, in a place where she should be safe. Domestic violence is so prevalent in Australia that one woman a week is killed by her current or former partner. Everyone she knows suffers, the entire community suffers.
So what is being done to stop the preventable deaths of Australian women? Read more here: