Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home, and to live with dignity and respect.
“Living free from violence is everyone’s right. Taking action to prevent it is everyone’s responsibility.” (Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020)
“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family…”. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A standard of living that promotes wellbeing includes a home that is emotionally safe.
Helping Family and Friends
If you know or suspect someone is affected by family violence it can be hard to know how to help.
You can find some really helpful tips here.
When helping, remember these key points:
- TAKE CONCERNS SERIOUSLY
- HELP EXPLORE OPTIONS
Regardless of factors such as culture, age, and gender, family violence is illegal and unacceptable in our community. If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, it is important to take it seriously and seek help.
If it is an emergency and someone is being hurt – Call 000.
If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence, call the
24 hr Family Violence Response and Referral Line – 1800 633 937
For more information about what you can do, call the
Family Violence Counselling and Support Service – 1800 608 122