A survey of domestic violence in Australia revealed that 1 in 3 women & 1 in 5 men have experienced at least one incident of violence from a current or former partner since the age of 15.
Between 2014 and 2016 there were 264028 domestic violence incidents reported and recorded.
On average one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.
Bryant, W.& Bricknall, S (2017). Homicide in Australia 2012-14. National Homicide Monitoring Program report. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and their children.
AIHW. (2017). Specialist Homelessness Services 2016-17. Canberra: AIWH.
Children of mothers experiencing domestic violence have higher rates of social and emotional problems than other children (3).
Shin H., Rogers H. & Law V (2015). Domestic Violence in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, Canberra: Department of Social Services.
To find out more on the impact of domestic violence on children and young people, visit the White Ribbon Australian Website and view their Breaking the Silence Schools Program.