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...]

QLD government cracking down on domestic violence

LACEE BUZZA With one in three women experiencing physical violence since the age of 15, it’s no surprise the Queensland government is weighing in on the issue. In a landmark announcement, the Queensland Government is set to implement all 140 … [Read more...]

Donated Nappies Helping Families in Need

SARAH DIONYSIUS Co-founder of The Nappy Collective Moran Dvir says nappy donations are making a world of difference to victims of domestic violence. The Nappy Collective is an initiative founded by a group of Melbourne mums whose goal is to … [Read more...]

Opinion: Abortion rights in Queensland need to change

SHAY LEDINGHAM If you’re seeking one, you’re probably trying to do the right thing. Perhaps the decision to get one has been morally agonising. Or it might have been comfortable and straightforward. Really though, the reason for getting … [Read more...]