Family Violence

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"Violence against women is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health..."  

Violence against women is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health  in Victorianwomen aged 15-44 years. There were 645 reported incidents of family violence in Boroondara in the year 2013-2014.

The consequences of family violence are far reaching. A violent household has profound psychological effects both on partners and children. Children of violent households don't study well. They think of themselves as different from their peers and become socially isolated. Some will mirror violent behaviours into the next generation.

Victims of family violence -mostly women - will often elect to 'live with" the violence, because the consequences of not doing so are formidable and frightening:
Where will I go?  What will happen to the children?  How will we live?  What will he do when he finds out?  What will others think of me?

Many cases remain unreported.

The provision of expanded refuge facilities and services for women is a particular focus for the Boroondara Cares Foundation


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