MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS
Although our understanding of family violence has come a long way, there are many common misconceptions and myths, often communicated as fact. These need to be challenged if we are to prevent violence against women and children and achieve gender equity in society.
SAFE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
Technology is a big part of our everyday lives and is widely used to source information and communicate with others. We all have a right to use technology without fear of abuse, but we recommend women experiencing family violence be cautious and mindful of their safety when using technology.
Sally* is a 25 year old woman from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background. She is married with two young children and was living in Australia on a spousal visa with her husband, who is from the same cultural background.