Violence against Women
Violence against women is behaviour that is used to control and intimidate.
It is an abuse of power that can leave women feeling physically hurt, trapped, depressed, despaired and/or fearful.
Forms of violence against women include:
- Domestic Violence,
- Sexual assault;
- Psychological and emotional abuse;
- Financial abuse;
- Physical violence;
- Intimidation, threats and stalking.
Fairfield City is taking a stand against Domestic Violence.
Violence has serious social, health and economic costs for women, their families and communities. Assistance and support is available for women experiencing violence.
- In an emergency call the Police on 000
- Domestic Violence NSW (24 hrs) 1800 656 463 or 1800 671 442 (TTY)
- NSW Rape Crisis Centre (24 hrs) 1800 424 017
- National Domestic and Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732
- Men’s Referral Service NSW 1300 766 491
- Domestic violence is a crime
- Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Scheme
- Lifeline 24 hours Counselling Service 13 11 14