Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Rates of abuse highest against rural women

RURAL women are one-and-a-half times more likely to experience sexual abuse and domestic violence than their city sisters, and according to statistics the home is the most dangerous place for them says Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia executive officer, Karen Willis.  Ms Willis addressed a voluntary session of the CWA of NSW state conference this month, saying more federal fund was needed to combat what is a growing issue.  "We often think of the city being dangerous place but for women George St - the main drag in Sydney - is probably about the safest place you can be," she said.

Please see more at: http://www.theland.com.au/news/agriculture/general/healthcare/rates-of-abuse-highest-against-rural-women/2731942.aspx

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