LSS SJE presents 'Domestic Violence and the law'
5 April, 2016
E6, 23 College Walk (Building 60 - Engineering)
Law Students Society
Domestic Violence features heavily in the media every week.
We are told that:
- Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
- One in three victims of domestic violence are male.
- Children who witness regular acts of violence have greater emotional and behavioural problems than other children, with some of the immediate effects including nightmares, anxiety, withdrawal and bedwetting.*
Many of us don't fully understand these terms in a legal sense. What constitutes as Family Violence? How does the Law operate to prevent it? What can we as lawyers do to help victims of abuse?
Your LSS has organised for this information to be presented to you by experts in Family Law.
The more informed we are, the more we can fight the epidemic of Family Violence in Australia.
*Sourced from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4510.0~2014~Main%20Features~Experimental%20Family%20and%20Domestic%20Violence%20Statistics~10000