A journey through domestic violence and homelessness: Sam’s Story


1 in 6 Australian women will experience physical violence from a partner.

That violence has far-reaching consequences. In fact, domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness in women.

To mark the United Nation’s 2018 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, we’re illuminating what happens to the thousands of Australian women who flee their homes every year because of violence. 

No two women’s stories are the same. In Victoria, 23,300 Victorian women over 15 came to homelessness services in 2016-17 due to family violence. Sam’s Story is an illustration of the impossible circumstances that many of those women will find themselves in. 

Read Parts 1 and 2 of Sam’s Story below

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Sam’s Story: Part 3

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