White Ribbon Day November 20 2020

Posted on November 02, 2020

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It is not always easy to identify if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or is in an abusive relationship.

Below is a list of signs of abuse. These behaviours are typical of the jealousy, controlling behaviour, put downs, threats and violence that occur in domestic violence and abusive relationships.

• Unfairly and regularly accuses her of flirting or being unfaithful

• Controls how she spends money

• Decides what she wears or eats

• Humiliates her in front of other people

• Makes sexist jokes against women

• Monitors what she is doing, including reading her emails and text messages

• Discourages or prevents her from seeing friends and family

• Threatens to hurt her, the children or pets

• Physically assaults her (hitting, biting, slapping, kicking, pushing)

• Decides what she uses for birth control

• Constantly criticises her intelligence, mental health and appearance

These are some examples of unacceptable behaviour.

If you or someone you know experiences these signs it might help to seek professional support.

National Support Services

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family

Violence Counselling Service – 24/7 service



(1800 737 732)

Lifeline – 24/7 service


13 11 14

MensLine – 24/7 service


1300 78 99 78

Kids Help Line – 24/7 service


1800 551 800

Translating and Interpreting Service


131 450

Sexual Assault Crisis Line (Victoria Only)

1800 806 292

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

Mens Referral Service

1300 766 491

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1800 880 052

Police and Ambulance


There are many types of behaviours physical, verbal, and things like controlling someone’s access to money, who they can see, what they can do, and what they can believe. You might see this as wanting to be considerate or protective, or doing what you think is best, but when you limit a woman’s options like this, it has a significant negative impact on their wellbeing, independence and safety.

If you are concerned that your behaviour might be violent or abusive, White Ribbon Australia encourage you to talk to someone trained in this area. They will be respectful and support you to reflect on your behaviour, your own values, how your actions are affecting others, and what you want in your relationships with others.

There are a number of services you can call that can provide you with support to address these issues, these include:

1300 789 978


Mens Referral Service
1300 766 491


0415 486 605
If you are unsure betterman.org.au provides a reflective opportunity to consider things.


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