International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2019

The United Nations has recognised November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women #EndVAW

In recognition of this significant day, we have compiled some resources that may be of use to people experiencing domestic violence.

Local domestic violence support – White Ribbon Australia 
Domestic violence helplines – White Ribbon Australia
Broken crayons still colour – Facebook group to help women & their children escape domestic violence 
Crisis help and support – Relationships Australia
Domestic and family violence information – Relationships Australia
Domestic and family violence information – Lifeline
Family and domestic violence coordinated response service – Anglicare WA
1800 respect – 24 hour confidential counselling and support service
Crisis Care Helpline
Crisis payment – Centrelink
Domestic & family violence assistance program – Commonwealth Bank
Domestic and family violence support – NAB
Entrypoint Perth – homelessness and accommodation services

1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner
Only 52% of women married or in a union freely make their own decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use and health care
Worldwide, almost 750 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday; while 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM)
1 in 2 women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family in 2012; while only 1 out of 20 men were killed under similar circumstances
71% of all human trafficking victims worldwide are women and girls, and 3 out of 4 of these women and girls are sexually exploited
Violence against women is as serious a cause of death and incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer, and a greater cause of ill health than traffic accidents and malaria combined.                                                   United Nations, 2019