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We are data activists compiling a dataset about gender-based violence.

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Feeling safe in your community is essential.

Click the map to share your story or see 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.

The statistics

41%

A recent Australian survey shows that 41% of lesbians and 28% of gay men have experienced abuse within a romantic relationship.

1 in 2

transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives

50%

adults with disability have experienced violence after the age of 15

1 in 5

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.

We collect your stories

We take great care of your story. When you submit you decide whether you want to remain anonymous.

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Imagine a better world

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.

Our vision

Build a diverse team of data activists

Our passionate team is a diverse group of technologists, campaigners, data scientists, inclusivity and gender experts and user experience designers.

Meet the team

Work with change makers

We ensure that decision-makers have access to the data they need to change the story, using something everyone has the right to do: share your stories.

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She’s A Crowd aims to dissolve the four main barriers to reporting that so many people experience:

Discrimination

In the VicHealth Survey it was found that people born in countries in which the main language spoken was not English were around four times as likely to experience discrimination in policing and housing.

"They (the police) made out that it was going to be really hard for them and so it’s not going to be worth me pursuing it."

Safety

1 in 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 15 and over has experienced physical violence in a 12-month period.

85% of young women feel that reporting systems for street harassment are simply not good enough.

Lack of understanding

Insensitivity to and/or lack of awareness of the specific needs/issues of the LGBTIQ population; an assumption that intimate partner violence is mutual in LGBTIQ relationships; an inability by support services/practitioners to view intimate partner violence outside of a heterosexual framework.

"I felt threatened and scared but my friend told me that it was no big deal and asked me to calm down because ‘it was nothing."

Poor prior experiences

When it came to seeking support following sexual violence, more trans women of colour reported having to rely on themselves to cope compared with other women who reported higher levels of support from friends, partners and police.

"As women often do, we shift the blame inwards. We wonder if it might’ve been avoided with a longer skirt or [awareness of] our surroundings."

Your data is kept safe with us. Your identity will never be disclosed.

We take great care with your story. You can choose to remain anonymous, and we separate your story from your name. Read more in our privacy policy.

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