This Saturday, 25th November, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
We know there is a common link between domestic and family violence (DFV) and child protection. Children and adolescents who are exposed to DFV will often experience learning and behaviour difficulties, are at a higher risk of homelessness, are more likely to have poorer physical health outcomes and are likely to experience trauma (AIFS).
As a peak in the child protection space, we have a responsibility to speak out against domestic violence, to keep women and children in the community safe.
Fams has partnered with DV NSW to host a sector conversation on 6th December to discuss the ripple effect on families impacted by domestic and family violence. Click here to sign up.
We will be joining many other organisations by posting educational and awareness information about DFV across the 16 days of activism. Follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date – @Fams NSW