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Health Matters – November 2019

November - 26, 2019

This month’s issue looks at 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Family violence is a terrible problem in our
society:
• 1 in 3 Australian women have experienced
physical violence.
• 90% of Australian women with an intellectual
disability have experienced sexual abuse.
• 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced
emotional abuse by a current or former partner.
And that’s only some of the stats. You might be surprised to learn that the main drivers of family violence are gender inequality, discrimination and marginalisation. To read more click here