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Understanding violence

Get informed about the facts on violence against women and their children, and bust the myths that excuse, minimise and condone violent behaviour.

  • Facts and figures

    Violence against women is now recognised to be a serious and widespread problem in Australia, with enormous individual and community impacts and social costs. 

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  • Myths about violence

    Our beliefs and attitudes are shaped by many influences and can be held without conscious thought. When we unpack the building blocks of our attitudes we can identify certain myths or false truths upon which our attitudes are based.  

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