Information on Same Sex Domestic Violence

Useful websites:

ssdv - acon

Same Sex Domestic Violence: support, information and advice

Same Sex Domestic Violence - info

Same Sex Domestic Violence information - talk to someone if you are afraid of your partner

Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Victoria

Victorian website with information on Domestic Violence in Lesbian relationships
 
 
HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN A CURRENT SAME SEX RELATIONSHIP?
 
IF YES, GO TO THE SURVEY ON OUR HOME PAGE FROM MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
 

Same Sex Domestic Violence resources/information

 

 Same Sex Domestic Violence Booklet - An ACON resource

Survey on Same Sex Domestic Violence at Fair Day, Sydney 2006

KEY FINDINGS

• The sample of 308 Australian respondents demonstrates significant levels of violence and abuse in same sex relationships.

• Similar patterns of violence and abuse occurred across all genders in the sample.

• Overall, including responses from participants of all genders and for both previous and current relationships, the types of abuse indicated ranged from: controlling-jealous behaviour (47.7%); humiliation (45.1%); physical abuse (34.4%); social isolation (30.8%); financial control (17.8%); sexual abuse (16.8%) and outing (16.8%).

• Young people aged 15-25 recorded high levels of some forms of abuse, particularly humiliation, outing and controlling or jealous behaviour.

• A majority of respondents who reported any abuse in a current or previous relationship (57.7%) did not seek any support in relation to the abuse.

• 67.1% of male respondents who reported one or more forms of abuse in a current or previous relationship did not seek any support.

• The most common type of assistance accessed by participants who had experienced abuse was informal support from family or friends (32.8%). The most common type of formal support sought was provided by a counsellor, psychologist or social worker (19.0%).

• 13.8% of respondents who reported abuse in their current relationship have children under

the age of 16 in their care. It was more common for women (26.6%) than men (5.2%).

• 16.3% of respondents who reported one or more forms of abuse in a previous relationship indicated that they had children in their care during the relationship.

• Respondents who reported abuse in a previous relationship were more likely to have entered into subsequent abusive relationships.

 Fairs Fair SSDV Report