Women’s Forum Australia is deeply concerned about the high rates of violence against women and children in Australia.
Women's Forum Australia is particularly concerned about the prevalence and gendered nature of domestic violence in Australia. While men are also affected by domestic violence, its victims are overwhelmingly women and their children, and its perpetrators are overwhelmingly men. We also recognise that women are not only disproportionately affected by violence in their private lives, but also in public, whether by physical, sexual or emotional assault or harassment.
Women's Forum Australia maintains that violence against women and their children is everybody's problem, as it not only has immense and long term consequences for their health and wellbeing, but also for families, communities and society as a whole.
National Women's Health Submission (843 KB)