(CW: Domestic violence and rape)

Audio from FWF18 Sydney panel, Domestic Violence and the Law.

Australia has a serious problem with domestic violence. One in three women will experience violence in their lifetime, one in five will experience sexual violence, and every single week, one woman is murdered by a partner or ex-partner. Current legal and policy responses to domestic violence are inadequate, often inappropriate, and can sometimes put women and their children at risk. This panel of domestic violence experts discuss the legal and policy changes needed to change our shocking domestic violence statistics and the systems that uphold them.

If you or anyone you know is dealing with domestic violence please call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for help.

Listen to this podcast on the Writes 4 Festivals website