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Domestic violence soars after natural disasters. Preventing it needs to be part of the emergency response

Domestic and family violence soars in the months and years following natural disasters

It usually involves physical and psychological violence perpetrated by men against women and children, but it can also include an escalation in sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

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Following the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, more than half of women in one study reported experiencing domestic and family violence.

Many had never experienced it before.

Recent research found significant differences in reports of violence amongst women in high, medium and low bushfire affected…

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