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Violence during coronavirus

Many women are worried because they have to stay at home more.

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This can put them and their children at a higher risk of domestic and family violence.

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Domestic and family violence is when you are hurt by someone close to you, such as:

  • your boyfriend or girlfriend
  • your husband or wife
  • a member of your family
  • someone who takes care of you.
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If you are in danger, call 000.

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If someone is being violent to you and you need support, you can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

You can also go to the 1800RESPECT website and chat to someone online

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Learn more about violence and staying safe on our Safety and Violence page.

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