Domestic and sexual violence can happen to anyone, and it is happening in the ACT community!
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in 3 women over the age of fifteen reported having experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. These are frightening statistics. That means that all of us will know someone in the ACT who is facing (or has faced) domestic or sexual violence.
Domestic violence isn’t a “women’s issue” – it’s everyone’s problem and we need everyone to know how they can be part of the solution. We all have a responsibility to change this and everyone can do something to help prevent violence against women and their children.
It is not easy to know what to do, how to help or how to speak up about this issue. But it is important and it is the right thing to do!
WHAT CAN YOU DO? is designed to give you information so that you can identify and speak out about domestic and sexual violence, and that you know what you could do to intervene safely and confidently.
Find out what you can do!
Violence against women is called many different things, including domestic violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and sexual assault.
Domestic and sexual violence does happen in the ACT.
Everyone can do something to help prevent domestic and sexual violence in the ACT.
There is a range of information and advice, as well as organisations in the ACT, that are available to help you.