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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.

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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.

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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.

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If you (or someone you know) is experiencing or at risk of family violence:
  • If you are in immediate danger call 000 and ask for the Police

  • If you or someone you care about is experiencing family violence, contact The Orange Door, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Or find your nearest Orange Door Service

  • After hours, contact Safe Steps on 1800 015 18824/7 or visit:

  • Tell someone you can trust – a family member, a friend, a neighbour or your doctor