Today, the current Commonwealth Government, and State and Territory Governments, announced a commitment to a joint strategy and launched the National Plan to to end violence against women and children. One question that can only be answered in time is whether inclusive and representative data and the stories and testimonies contributed by victim/survivors and others with lived experience of being affected by domestic and family violence will be centred as legislators, policymakers, and peak bodies develop budgets, programs, and reforms.
Resources, Support Services, Counselling, Helplines, Crisis Support, and More For people living with or experiencing domestic, family, relational, sexual violence or abuse. Some services and Resources also provide support for those who have escaped the situation or relationship. Many services also provide support to those who know or suspect someone… Read More »Domestic, family, relational, gender-based violence or abuse
Shifting goalposts Those of us unfortunately familiar with forms of psychological abuse are likely also familiar with the device of shifting goalposts where you can never speak or act in such a way as to meet the standards required to avoid retribution, rebuke, or violence (verbal, physical, or otherwise) because… Read More »Lost in pursuit of perfection