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About faithSAFE

Family Violence and Violence Against Women is a major social and human rights issue in our society. In Australia, one in three women will experience some type of intimate partner abuse at some stage in their life.

Family Violence has an enormous impact on women and their children, eroding their mental, physical, emotional and financial well being.

Preventing and responding to family violence requires action from all sectors of our society – including faith communities. In particular, faith leaders can play an important role in raising awareness and emphasising equality and respect toward women.

faithSAFE is an online resource designed to assist faith communities in taking a primary prevention approach to the issue of family violence and violence against women.

<span style="color: #800080;"><strong>What is family violence?</strong></span>

What is family violence?

Family violence is when someone behaves abusively towards a family member. It is part of a pattern of behaviour that controls or dominates a person and causes them to fear for their own or others’ safety and wellbeing. Read More >>
<strong><span style="color: #800080;">Faith communities preventing family violence</span></strong>

Faith communities preventing family violence

Faith and spiritual leaders are influential role models in our community and have an important part to play in preventing family violence. Read More >>
<strong><span style="color: #800080;">Resources</span></strong>


For interfaith, intra-faith and faith resources on family violence including services and organisations operating in Victoria, see our resources page. Read More >>
<strong><span style="color: #800080;">Contact Us</span></strong>

Contact Us

If you would like more information on how to apply faithSAFE to your faith community, contact us here. Read More >>