White Ribbon

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Every week in Australia a woman is murdered by her partner or ex-partner. It's a startling statistic that gets little public attention.

Four years ago Arman Abrahimzadeh's mother was murdered by his abusive father... but Arman refuses to let it define him... Instead he's lobbying for stronger protection for women as an ambassador for White Ribbon day.

White Ribbon
http://www.whiteribbon.org.au

Find help

National Hotlines
■ 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732): 24 hour, National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
■Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State (24 hours)
131 114
■Police or Ambulance
000 in an emergency for police or ambulance.
■Translating and Interpreting Service
Phone to gain access to an interpreter in your own language (free)
131 450
■Mensline Australia
Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties
1300 78 99 78
■Kids Help Line
Telephone counselling for children and young people
Freecall: 1800 551 800.
E-mail and web counselling www.kidshelp.com.au
■Australian Childhood Foundation
Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse
1800-176-453 or 9874 -3922
www.childhood.org.au or www.stopchildabuse.com.au
■Relationships Australia
Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.
1300-364-277 or Vic (03) 9261-8700. Website: www.relationships.com.au
■ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse) A service to adult survivors, their friends and family and the health care professionals who support them.
Support line: 1300 657 380
www.asca.org.au
■National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.
Ph. 1800 880 052
www.disabilityhotline.org


State and Territory Helplines

If you want help or information for yourself or someone else, here are the contact details for the domestic violence help lines for each State and Territory. You can contact them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Australian Capital Territory
■Domestic Violence Crisis Service
02 6280 0900
■Rape Crisis Centre (24 Hours)
02 6247 2525
■Canberra Men's Centre
02 6230 6999

New South Wales
■Domestic Violence Line
1800 65 64 63
1800 671 442 TTY (Hearing impaired)
■Rape Crisis Service
1800 424 017
■Interrelate Family Centres
1300 736 966

Northern Territory
■Domestic Violence Crisis Line
1800 019 116
■Sexual Assault Referral Centre
08 8922 6472

Queensland
■Domestic Violence Telephone Service
1800 811 811
■Sexual Assault Help Line
1800 010 120
■Men's Info Line
1800 600 636

South Australia
■Domestic Violence Helpline
1300 782 200
■Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service
1800 817 421

Tasmania
■Family Violence Counselling and Support Service
1800 608 122
■Family Violence Response & Referral
1800 633 937
■Sexual Assault Support Service
03 6231 1817
■Mens Line Australia
1300 364 277

Victoria
■Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria
1800 015 188 or 9322 3555
■Sexual Assault Crisis Line
1800 806 292
■Men's Referral Service
1800 065 973

Western Australia
■Women's Domestic Violence Helpline
08 9223 1188/ 1800007 339
■Crisis Care
1800 199 00808 or 9233 1111
■Sexual Assault Res. Centre
08 9340 1828 or 1800 199 888
■Men's Helpline
08 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599


More Organisations

To find contact details and links to more organisations refer to the Domestic Violence Resource Centre www.dvrcv.org.au


Law Societies

The following Law Societies will be able to advise you on how to obtain legal advice:
■Australian Capital Territory
02 6247 5700
■New South Wales
02 9926 0333
■Northern Territory
08 8981 5104
■Queensland
07 3842 5888
■South Australia
08 8229 0222
■Tasmania
03 6234 4133
■Victoria - Wyndham Legal Service
03 9741 0198
■Western Australia
08 9322 7877

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