- Australian Government
Domestic Violence involves the use of force, threats or intimidation by one person to control and manipulate others.
* It is mainly commited by men against women.
* It includes financial, social, emotional, and sexual abuse as well as psychological and physical abuse.
* It cuts across all socio-economic groups, cultures, ages, and religious groups.
* Psychological or emotional abuse can be just as harmful as physical abuse. Abuse in relantionship is never acceptable, whatever the circumstances.
Domestic Violence can have a profound effect on children whether they are personally abused or witness abuse of another family member.
38% of Women experiencing violence from a current partner and 46% of women who experienced violence by a previous partner said that children in their care had witnessed the violence.
We, The Citizens of New South Wales, call on the Australian Parliament to implement policies to provide a broad strategy for women's services and their children to have an effective protection from violence and equitable access to services.
We believe that a co-ordinated approach to assist women and children experincing domestic violence, an early intervention program and the right justice system will substantially change and improve their lives.
The Help Stop Domestic Violence petition to Australian Government was written by Rosa Kayama and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.