Sanctuary provides safe haven for women

Bella’s Sanctuary Gold Coast

COURTNEY KRUK The Gold Coast’s new purpose-built bridging-accommodation facility for women and children who have escaped domestic violence, called Bella’s Sanctuary, is about to welcome its first tenant.   The five-unit facility, which … [Read more...]

Bra Gifting events support the girls

Support the Girls Australia’s Bra Gifting event

CHARLOTTE BRENNAN Local Charity Support the Girls Australia (STGA) provides homeless and low-income women with bras and feminine products at their monthly Bra Gifting events at Southport Community Centre.   Attendees to the event are … [Read more...]

Stair-climb challenge tackles domestic violence

Starting line of River to Rooftop at Brisbane’s ONE ONE ONE Eagle Street

ATHENA ZELANDONII More than 500 people took to the stairs of the iconic ONE ONE ONE Eagle Street building in Brisbane’s CBD on Friday for the River to Rooftop event, in support of Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ).   WLSQ’s … [Read more...]

Insecurities stripped bare through art

ERIN SEMMLER Jesse Donoghue opens the door to a room filled with more than 50 artists. She walks up to the platform, drops her robe and holds her pose.  This is the first time Jesse has life modelled. She had recently separated from her abusive … [Read more...]

Pets in Crisis program to receive $100,000

MEG BOLTON The Pets in Crisis Program provides a home for animals whose owners are fleeing abuse relationships. Photo credit: RSPCA WOAW   MP Shannon Fentiman has announced a $100,000 contribution to a program which aims to help … [Read more...]

An insight into how to prevent gender based violence with key speakers

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD   The MVP lecture will be held tonight at Griffith University, Nathan. Among the high profile speakers at the event will be one of the founders of Women's Legal Service and lecturer at Griffith University, Zoe Rathus … [Read more...]

Sakina Initiative for Domestic Violence

LUJAYN HAWARI Advocacy, empowerment, and independence. The motto to an initiative that helps female victims of domestic violence in Queensland. Sakina is an NGO network of professionals and community action teams countering domestic violence … [Read more...]

Domestic abuse turns new ‘social’ chapter

ANNA J. JAMES A new domestic violence guidebook helps lawmakers recognise emotional abuse. On August 18, Attorney-General, George Brandis launched the National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book, a ‘best practice’ guide for domestic … [Read more...]

QLD domestic violence protection extended

ELOISE LE GROS Queensland police officers will have the ability to act quicker and protect victims escaping domestic violence if a new amendment bill is passed this week in state parliament. The amendments to current legislation would allow … [Read more...]

Debunking the F word: threats against female journalists actually work

JULIA RUSE   *Editors note:  We sat on this story for a week before publishing.  The author expressed concern about the backlash she would receive if we published it.  We have since made the editorial decision to go ahead and publish … [Read more...]