Sharing Your Story Can Help Free You From Your Past and Help Others in the Process

The following was kindly contributed by Broken to Brilliant, who will be attending the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference from 3-5th December at QT, Gold Coast.  As domestic violence survivors we knew only too well that there was limited support for our long-term recovery and that recovery is not a…

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Love Secrets Game-Changer: What Our Parents Didn’t Teach Us About Love

The eternal questions ‘why women stay’ and ‘why women get caught’ are bound together. When we get to the core of why women struggle to leave, and why they return between five to seven times, we find the unspoken core conflict of how they got caught and greater understanding about…

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Reclaim Your Life: Securing a New Home After an Abusive Relationship

This post was approved by Community Alliance Against Family Abuse and A Safe Place.  Remember: Computer activity can be tracked. Learn more about Internet safety here. At Redfin, we are overjoyed when someone finds the home of their dreams. We thrive on it! However, we also understand that sometimes the joy of a new home…

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Hello Cass Chatbot Developed to Help People Experiencing Domestic Violence

The fear, shame and social stigma surrounding family violence and sexual assault contributes to up to 80 per cent of cases going unreported. But what if those affected could talk to a friendly chatbot, rather than a person? That is the idea behind Hello Cass, a chatbot designed to support…

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A Feminist Approach to Women and Companion Animals Surviving Domestic Violence

The 3rd STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia will be held at Rydges Melbourne from Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 December, 2017. Heather Fraser, Associate Professor in Social Work at Flinders University will be presenting “Loving me, loving you: an intersectional feminist approach to women and companion animals surviving domestic violence”. In this paper…

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Alison* Opens Up About Her 25-Year Abusive Relationship

Alison* has overheard hundreds of conversations about domestic violence. Whenever a story about an abusive relationship is in the news — it might be a female celebrity seeking an AVO against her ex, or a man in court charged with the murder of his partner — the women in her…

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