Feeling safe in your community is essential.
Click the map to share your story or view other people’s stories. We welcome any story, good or bad, in which you have experienced gender-based violence.
9 in 10 Australian women have experienced street harassment and have had to modify their behaviour as a result.Source: Australia Institute
What is gender based violence?
Gender-based violence stems from rigid gender roles and is a direct consequence of gender inequality. However, violence can and does occur in non-binary and same sex relationships. Current statistics show that trans women, non-binary people, Indigenous women, cis women, women with disabilities and the LGBTQIA+ community are more likely to experience gender-based violence. Gender-based violence is called many different things, including domestic violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
A recent Australian survey shows that 41% of lesbians and 28% of gay men have experienced abuse within a romantic relationship
transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives
adults with disability have experienced violence after the age of 15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 15 and over has experienced physical violence in a 12-month period
We are using your stories to create the change in the world that we want to see.
We believe that the experience of sharing your story is powerful – and we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to know that their story is contributing toward changing the story for others. When you use our story telling platform, you can share what happened, where it happened, and any other details you feel to include. It’s up to you how much you share. We are here to listen to you, and act as your advocate to people in power.
You can change the narrative
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The Gender Spectrum Collection
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We take great care of your story. When you submit you decide whether you want to remain anonymous.
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We dream of a world where everyone feels safe moving in and around their city. We are on the path to ending gender- based violence.
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Sometimes telling your story can be triggering. If you feel like chatting to someone or need to seek help, please contact 1800 RESPECT. If you’re in danger contact 000 or 112.
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