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What is Domestic and Family Violence?

Domestic and Family Violence occurs as a pattern of behaviours that are deliberately used to have power and control over another person in a relationship. In Australia, violence against women is called many different things but at the core of gender based violence is any act that causes or could cause phsyical, sexual, or psychological harm, or suffering to women including threats to harm, and coercive control in their private or public life. 

  • 1 in 3 women worldwide are estimated to have experineced physical and or sexual violence across their lifespan with most of this violence occuring within their intimate partner relationships.
  • On average, one woman a week is murdered by a former or current partner.
  • 1 in 2 women have experienced sexual harrassment in their lifetime.
  • Women are nearly three times more likley to experience violence from an intimate partner.
  • Young women aged 18-34, experience significantly higher rates of physical and sexual violence than women in older age groups. 

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Acknowledgment to Country 

IFYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Australian land and sea. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners' enduring cultures and traditions, and honour their continuing connection to family, country and community.