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Family Violence In The Dioceses Safeguarding

‘We cannot remain silent in the face of this difficult reality’: Bishop Randazzo

“The Voice of the Vulnerable – A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence” is the theme for a safeguarding letter and video from Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo, issued yesterday to people and clergy in his diocese.

Family Violence Women

CatholicCare helping women understand and reduce abuse in their lives

An eight-week program offered by CatholicCare Tasmania is helping to heal and empower women who have experienced abuse in their relationships. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Family Violence Opinion

New report says respect the key to ending domestic violence

Is breaking the “man box” the key to ending domestic violence, asks Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

Charity Family Violence Women

Vinnies opens refuge for women escaping domestic violence

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has opened a new purpose-built women’s refuge in Western Sydney, which will provide supported crisis accommodation for women over 45 who are seeking refuge from domestic and family violence.

Family Violence Research Social Services

Agencies want more Church involvement in fight against family violence

Australia’s largest Catholic social service agencies want more advocacy, education, and collaboration within the Church to improve the response to the scourge of family violence, a new report has found. Source: ACU.

Ecumenism Family Violence

Remembering the victims of family and domestic violence

As people gathered in silence in a Melbourne church, a bell tolled 54 times – one toll for each woman known to have been murdered in Australia since January 1 as a result of domestic and family violence. Source: CSSV.

Education Family Violence Western Australia

Catholic schools to be included in program after $1.5m funding boost 

A school-based program that promotes gender equality and targets toxic masculinity will receive a $1.5 million funding boost to allow its expansion in Western Australia’s Catholic and other non-government schools. Source: The West Australian.

Family Violence

Shining a Light on domestic and family violence

A new report is “Shining a Light” on ways the Church is responding to domestic and family violence in the Sale Diocese. Source: Catholic Social Services Victoria.

Family Violence Women

Pope criticises media’s ‘ambiguous’ role in campaign to stop violence against women

Calling violence against women a “poisonous weed” that must be eradicated, Pope Francis has told the media that their campaigns to stop the violence often are offset by the way they glorify a person’s ability “to attract and dominate the other”. Source: CNS.