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Reducing family violence during the coronavirus crisis: Greens

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The Greens have called on the Morrison Government to urgently fund services needed to respond to the increased risk of family violence during the Coronavirus crisis. Greens Senator Larissa Waters urged the government to recognise the risks presented by quarantining at home. “Everyone deserves to feel safe at home. But experience overseas shows that being … Continue reading “Reducing family violence during the coronavirus crisis: Greens”

The Greens have called on the Morrison Government to urgently fund services needed to respond to the increased risk of family violence during the Coronavirus crisis.

Greens Senator Larissa Waters urged the government to recognise the risks presented by quarantining at home.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe at home. But experience overseas shows that being at home during the COVID-19 crisis can put some women and children at higher risk of abuse from violent or controlling partners,” she said today.

“In the coming months, violence exacerbated by financial pressures, anxiety, restricted access to friends and family, and lack of escape options will mean that some women and children are not safe at home.  Services to support those escaping violence are already struggling to meet demand, and the coronavirus will only make things worse.

The Australian Greens are calling on the government to:

“To get through this crisis we all need to work together and find ways to ensure everyone is safe from violence,” Senator Larissa Waters said.

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Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/03/23/reducing-family-violence-during-the-coronavirus-crisis-greens/

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