Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021

May is DV Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time for all of us to speak up about domestic violence, raise awareness, and support survivors of this devastating but common issue.

Domestic and Family Violence isn’t always physical, it can be Financial, Emotional or Technology Abuse, there are many different forms of Domestic or Family Violence however they are all used to control a person and their actions.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone and it is present in every community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, religion, or nationality.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lock-downs, social distancing, and other mitigation measures have only exacerbated domestic violence. Historically, domestic violence has increased during pandemics and economic crises, both of which we are experiencing right now, and this time is no different. Worldwide, incidences of domestic violence are increasing while the usual escapes for survivors – shelters, police restraining orders, friends and family, and others may not be accessible now due to fears of contracting and/or spreading the virus, social distancing, and limited services.

Protective Group and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During May, Protective Group recognises Domestic Violence Prevention Month, where we raise community awareness of the social and personal impact of domestic and family violence.

Domestic and family violence as an issue has gained increasing media attention and public awareness. We continue to see accounts in the media which put a spotlight on the violence women still face in their day-to-day lives. We have also seen some national policy commitments responding to calls from people across Australia to take action.

While it is encouraging to see this critical and widespread problem start to emerge from the shadows, it is unacceptable that domestic and family violence remains at such high levels in Australia.

The statistics are still alarming. One woman a week and one man a month in Australia dies due to domestic and family violence. We also know that 16% of women (1.5 million) and 5.9% of men (528,8010) have experienced violence from a partner since they were 15.*

*Australian Bureau of Statistics (2017), Personal safety, Australia, 2016, cat. no. 4906.0, Canberra: ABS, accessed at http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/mf/4906.0

What is Protective Group doing during May

During May Protective Group will be launching a number of new projects with our current Domestic Violence agency partners- Wayss and The Salvation Army.

Protective Group were privileged to be involved in the filming of this “See What You Made Me Do” and bringing to light the true frontline fight against Domestic and Family Violence, the three-part series begins Wednesday 5th May 2021 on SBS.

Throughout May 2021 we will be highlighting what we have achieved in the last decade to improve safety for Domestic Violence Victim Survivors and what we need to do into the next decade- our work is far from done.

1st – Launch of The Nicholson Project.
A Protective Group and Wayss initiative.
15th – Charity Auction of Protective Group
Premier Suite at Marvel Stadium
22nd – Facebook Live Event
Searching a vehicle for a tracking device
5th– Episode One of “See What You Made Me Do”
8pm on SBS
17th – Facebook Live Event
Q&A on Technology Abuse
25th – Domestic Violence Prevention Training
9th– ABC News – Coercive Control
7:30pm on ABC
19th – Episode Three of “See What You Made Me Do”
8pm on SBS
28th – LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day
2th – Episode Two of “See What You Made Me Do”
8pm on SBS
20th – LinkedIn Live Event
Special Guest: CEO Wayss
30th – LinkedIn Live Event
The month that was. Wrap up of DVA 2021

Protective Group Partnerships

Protective Group has a number of strategic partnerships with leading Domestic and Family Violence Services, and Technology partners throughout Australia.

We value our partnerships at Protective Group, we take pride in delivering quality, client-focused safety services from start to finish, regardless of how complex the situation may be.

Ultimately, our top priority is to ensure our clients feel safe, informed and secure at all times.

Protective Group Training

Through May 2021 we are hosting both live streaming and on-location training on Domestic Violence- After a decade of working on the frontline fight against DV we bring our education from experience.

Our training covers all aspects of awareness around the types of abuse we witness each day with a particular focus on Technology abuse.

Coming Soon – This May
Coming Soon – This May

Safety tip

Right now across Australia, there are thousands of individuals, families and organisations that are the victims of various types of abuse, be it Physical, Emotional or Technology- there are many forms of abuse.

Visit our Safety Tips page to find tips on how you can break the cycle of abuse and remain safe in your home, transport and mobile devices.

Leaving a DV relationship

Checklist after Financial Abuse

DV in the Workplace

Emergency Bag Checklist

Survivor Stories

A victim survivor tells their story. With courage, strength, and a little help, they are now a fierce survivor with a story to tell.

This month we celebrate their stories as they overcome tragic circumstances to tell their own personal stories.
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