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Your Toolkit is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, an annual global campaign beginning on the 25th of November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ending on Human Rights Day, 10th of December.  Gender-based violence (GBV) encompasses any act of violence that is based on the gender of […]

When most people think of domestic violence they often associate it with physical abuse, usually perpetrated by a male partner, resulting in physical injuries. Whilst this is true for the 10 women in Australia who are hospitalised every day on average due to injuries inflicted by their partner, there are other equally common but less […]

Too often, victims of domestic violence suffer in silence, either through the control of their abuser or through feelings of shame, or fear, that forces them to mask their experience. However, close friends and family may notice an accumulation of signs over time that indicate abusive behaviour. So, how do you identify if your friend […]

Financial abuse (also known as ‘economic abuse’) is a form of family and domestic violence. It is one of the lesser understood and recognised forms of abuse, but is surprisingly common.  Financial abuse is when a person uses finances (or restricts ability to get work, which gives people the ability to make their own money) […]

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