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Sadly, when we scratch beneath the surface, we see that domestic violence often bruises beyond the skin. Although we may not be aware, it lives closer to home than we’d think.

More Than Skin Deep is BaptistCare’s initiative to educate on how you can recognise and respond to domestic violence.

Have you ever asked if it’s OK…

For him to control all of the money and make her explain every dollar she spends?

For him to pressure her to have sex, even when she doesn’t feel like it, until she gives in?

For him to text her all night long when she’s out with friends, asking her where she is and when she’ll be home?

For him to use religious texts or beliefs to make her do what he wants?

For him to tell her she is fat, ugly, stupid, and no one else would want to be with her?

For him to push her or pull her hair when he’s had a hard day at work?

For him to shout at her for hours on end?

understand the 7 types of domestic violence

Over a 12-month period, one woman,
on average, is killed every week as
a result of intimate partner violence.

Women from the age of 15

1 in 6

has experienced physical or sexual
violence from a current or former partner.

1 in 4

has experienced emotional abuse by a
current or former partner.

1 in 4

children are exposed to domestic violence, which is a recognised form of child abuse.

Domestic and
family violence is the
principal cause of
homelessness for
women and their
children.

Intimate partner violence is the leading
contributor to death
, disability, and ill
health in Australian women aged 15–44.

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Over a 12-month period, one woman,
on average, is killed every week as
a result of intimate partner violence.

1 in 4

children is exposed to domestic violence, which is a recognised form of child abuse.

Domestic and
family violence is the
principal cause of
homelessness for
women and their
children.

Intimate partner violence is the leading
contributor to death
, disability, and ill
health in Australian women aged 15–44.

Women from the age of 15

1 in 6

has experienced physical or sexual
violence from a current or former partner.

1 in 4

has experienced emotional abuse by a
current or former partner.

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