“Approximately, every week one woman is killed by a previous or current partner.”
Australian Institute of Criminology, (AIC) 2015
“Few women who were victims of domestic violence sought help from a specialised agency. Only 16 per cent of women who experienced intimate partner violence contacted an agency such as a shelter, crisis centre or hotline, counsellor or women’s centre.”
Mouzos and Makkai, Women’s experiences of male violence, op. cit, p. 100.
“Women were more likely to talk to someone else about a violent incident than they were to tell police or contact a specialised agency. Some 75 per cent of women spoke to someone else about a violent incident involving an intimate partner. Most spoke to a friend, a neighbour or an immediate family member.”
Mouzos and Makkai, Women’s experiences of male violence, op. cit, p. 101.
23% of all children had disclosed witnessing violence against their mother or stepmother.