Domestic Abuse – see something, do something

Bungree is proud to support The NSW Police Force’s proactive state-wide operation targeting perpetrators of domestic and family violence to coincide with the global ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign.

From Thursday 25 November 2021, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until Friday 10 December, which is World Human Rights Day, the ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign calls for much-needed change in the fight against gender-based violence.

Across the 11 Northern Region police districts, officers will be assisted by specialist police from the Northern Region’s Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team (DVHROT), Proactive Crime Team and Region Enforcement Squad (RES) to roll out the operation.

Police will also take part in awareness-raising events, such as a campaign supported by Bungree Aboriginal Association – ‘Domestic Abuse – It is your business – see something – do something’. Such events and unified approach demonstrates not only Police commitment to tackling domestic and family violence, but the communities commitment as a whole to increase the awareness of the prevalence of domestic and family violence and the need for the community to take action and report if you see or hear domestic and family violence.

Whilst our community grapples with the challenges of managing the COVID-19 pandemic – let’s not forget domestic and family violence – not everyone is safe at home in isolation. The message is clear to the community – say “No to Abuse’ and there is ‘No Excuse for Abuse’.

If you, or anyone you know has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence, contact your local police. In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Support is available via the following helplineS:

– 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – a confidential information, counselling and support service;
– NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) – a state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women;
– Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491) – provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men;
– Link2Home (1800 152 152) – can help refer women experiencing domestic violence to crisis accommodation; and
– Lifeline (13 11 14) – a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

If you are in danger or in an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).