"New research undertaken for this week’s National Summit on Women’s Safety
finds violence and unwanted sexual activity are far more common among young
women experiencing financial hardship than women who are not.
It comes as the federal government has denied Australians locked down and
living only on benefits such as JobSeeker the sort of extra support it offered
last year, when it effectively doubled JobSeeker during the early months of the
Our findings of a higher risk of violence for women living in financial
hardship is a real concern, especially when coupled with 2020 research from the
Australian Institute of Criminology.
That research found that of the Australian women who reported physical or
sexual violence from a partner during the early months of the COVID-19
pandemic, 65% experienced an increase in the severity or frequency of violence,
or experienced it for the first time."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics