Domestic violence isn’t solved by making women homeless
August 4, 2015
In Australia, the main cause of homelessness for women and children is domestic violence. The removal of survivors rather than the perpetrators from homes is seen as a safe solution, but hiding these women away in substandard housing conditions often compounds the trauma of violence.
“This solution does not acknowledge that for many women and children being forced to leave your home and become homeless is deeply disturbing.”