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Experience of Violence in Australia & ABS 2012 Personal Safety Survey Results

Posted by antonellaceli on January 30, 2015 at 12:55 AM



The ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) released the ABS 2012 Personal Survey Results in December 2013.

With renewed community interest, discussion and debate it is becoming more relevant to take a look at the survey results and identify the areas where violence is more prevalent in our society.

The Flagpost article summarises the findings of the Results.provides a link to the survey and relevant statistics and tables of collected data.

As a sample in the experience of violence for males and females since the age of 15 the following is noted from the results:

•An estimated 3,018,700 (35.7%) men did not know the perpetrator. For those men who did know their perpetrator (2,255,900) (26.6%) it was most likely an acquaintance or neighbour (873,600) (10.3%), friend (402,000) (4.7%) or previous partner (336,300) (4%).


* women were far more likely to experience violence by a known person (3,106,500) (36.6%), either by a partner (1,479,900) (11.2%) (current or previous) or boyfriend/girlfriend/date (990,700) (11.3%)." refer table 4






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Now You're a Councillor - A website for Women Councillors

Posted by antonellaceli on April 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Now You're a Councillor - Looking to the Future an article contributed by Cr Celi.

Encouraging women to participate in Local Government. This website provides information and resources for women who may be interested in entering into Local Government and for existing Councillors.

An initiative supported by the Womens Participation in Local Government Coalition involving the partnership of the following Assocations..

ALGWA: Australian Local Governman Womens Association

MAV: Municipal Association Victoria

VLGA: Victorian Local Government Association

VIRWC: Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Womens Coalition

WPN: Women's Planning Network

WEL: Women's Electoral Lobby

YWCA Victoria: Young Womens Christian Association Victoria

VWT: Victorian Women's Trust

Dress for Success Christmas Appeal

Posted by antonellaceli on November 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Dress for Success Christmas Appeal. Your giving can help to empower women to find work and lead a happy and succesful life for themselves and their family. Donate to the "12x12x12 campaign" to help disadvantaged women on the Mornington Peni......nsula - spread the word to 12 of your friends to donate $12 by 12 midnight on 31 December, 2012. The target is raise funds to help at least 100 women next year. Spread the word to your friends. Dress for Success is located in Rosebud and provides an invaluable service to disadvantaged women in the community. The service offers a wholistic approach and encourages women in the areas of interview preparation, resume writing, personal presentation - make up, hair, provision of business clothing, shoes, accessories and mentoring to ensure ongoing success. Thanks for your help towards this worthwhile cause.


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