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'Safe Sistas' scheme helps Indigenous girls escape domestic violence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'Safe Sistas' scheme helps Indigenous girls escape domestic violence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A program to help Indigenous girls break out of a cycle of domestic violence in Queensland's southern inland is being hailed a success.
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'Safe Sistas' (non-legal mechanism) is a program that educates girls in years eight and nine about domestic violence. 

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Domestic violence jail terms 'too short'

Domestic violence jail terms 'too short' | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Crime figures showing light sentences handed down to domestic violence offenders in NSW is a tell-tale sign of why they reoffend, the state opposition says.
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Crime figures indicate that light sentences is the reason why domestic violence offenders reoffend.

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Domestic violence drives state crime rate higher, Victoria Police say

Domestic violence drives state crime rate higher, Victoria Police say | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Family violence continues to drive the state crime rate, with the second consecutive increase in annual offending attributed to a police crackdown on trouble in the home.
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Bridget G's comment, September 1, 2013 7:20 PM
Family violence continues to drive the state crime rate in Australia.
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Domestic violence hits beyond womb

Domestic violence hits beyond womb | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Stress transmitted from mother to baby in the womb having detrimental effects on children.
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The children of pregnant women who experience domestic violence are more likely to suffer from behavioural problems and learning difficulties. 

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Shame pressures affluent women to hide domestic violence, say experts

The shadow of domestic violence readily falls across the wealthy and famous, as Nigella Lawson has discovered, but few choose to report it to the police because of shame.
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Bridget G's comment, September 1, 2013 7:22 PM
Affluent women refuse to report incidents of domestic violence due to shame.
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Domestic violence becoming 'greatest social epidemic of our time'

Domestic violence becoming 'greatest social epidemic of our time' | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A global report showing that Australia has one of the lowest rates of violence against women is hardly a cause for celebration, according to social welfare groups.
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Bridget G's comment, September 1, 2013 7:15 PM
Despite Australia having one of the lowest domestic violence rates in the world, it is still a major issue in the country.