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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Domestic Violence Quiz

Are you a victim of Domestic Violence?

Our relationships, families and carers should provide us with the things we all need: love, being cared for, freedom, support and safety. But sometimes this is not our experience…

Can you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions?
1. Do you often feel uncomfortable, nervous, anxious or afraid around someone?
2. Does someone often put you down, humiliate you, or make you feel worthless?
3. Does someone constantly check up on what you’re doing or where you are going?
4. Does someone try to stop you from seeing friends or family?
5. Does someone make you feel afraid to disagree or say ‘no’ to them?
6. Does someone regularly accuse you of flirting with others when this isn’t true, or act jealous and possessive?
7. Does someone tell you how your money, or the household’s money, should be spent?
8. Does someone stop you from having any money for yourself?
9. Does someone withhold medical assistance?
10. Does someone scare or hurt you by being violent (like hitting, choking, locking you in, driving dangerously to frighten you)
11. Does someone pressure or force you to do sexual things that you don’t want to do?
12. Does someone threaten to hurt you, or to kill themselves if you say you want to end the relationship?
13. Does someone constantly excuse their behaviour? ("It was the alcohol! I had a bad day! Dinner was late! You made me mad!)
14. Has someone threatened to report you to Centrelink, Taxation Department, or others?
15. Has someone threatened to tell or actually told people in your community lies about you?
16. Does someone check up on what you have been doing, and not believe your answers?
17. Have you stopped seeing your friends or family because of someone’s behaviour?
18. Do you lie to your family, friends and doctor about your bruises, cuts and scratches?
19. Has someone threatened to hurt the children, friends, family members or pets?
20. If you are elderly, frail or disabled, are you being neglected?
21. If you are elderly, frail or disabled, are you deprived of quality food, comfort, health care, or medicines?
22. Are you being deprived of the freedom to participate in educational, cultural, spiritual and social activities?
23. Does someone monitor or limit your phone calls, conversations and emails?
24. Does someone make you do something very humiliating or degrading?
25. Does someone smash your belongings or break things around the house?
26. Does someone punch holes in the walls or doors?
27. Has someone taken away your money or controlled how you spend it?
28. Has someone told you that you would lose custody or never see the children again?
29. Does someone question the children to find out information about you?
30. Are you scared of disagreeing with someone?
31. Are you scared to seek help against someone?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then something's not right in your life. You're probably not being treated with respect, trust, dignity and consideration. You are probably being abused. We all have certain rights. (See "Your Bill of Rights" below".)

If you are frail, disabled or elderly, you have the right to:  

  • Self Determination and Dignity -Older people have the right to make their own decisions on matters affecting their lives.
  • Feel Safe - To live safely, free of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • Self Fulfilment - To be able to develop their own interests and to participate in educational, cultural, spiritual and social activities.
  • Access Information and Assistance - To access information and assistance that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.
  • Participate in the Community - Share their knowledge, contribute to the community and be an active member of society.
    • Please explore this website further.  You'll find lots of information on how domestic violence affects different groups of people, what you can do about it, and where to get help. You can start with the buttons below.