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Family Violence

Program to keep victims of violence safe at home gets green light

McAuley Community Services for Women says the Victorian Government’s $6 million funding toward the pilot of a new initiative that helps victims of family violence to stay in their own homes is a significant first step toward real systemic change.

Family Violence United Nations

UN panel hosted by Holy See calls for global ban on surrogacy

The Holy See has hosted a panel at the United Nations at which advocates highlighted the “exploitation and commodification” inherent in the surrogacy industry and stressed the need to regulate and eventually abolish surrogacy around the world. Source: CNA.

Family Violence Sport

PM accepts link between sporting events, alcohol and family violence

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has acknowledged a link between alcohol and family and domestic violence, as advocates warn of an expected spike during the rugby league State of Origin series. Source: Canberra Times.

Family Violence Social Services

Domestic violence support service blocked from applying for extra funding

A Catholic organisation that helps women fleeing domestic violence in the New South Wales Central West says it is being blocked from applying for extra funding for staff and resources. Source: ABC News.

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.