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Experiencing domestic and sexual violence is isolating and traumatising, but there is help available. See the resources and information below to get support.

Abusive relationships

There are some important signs that can help you recognize that what you are experiencing is abuse. 

Admitting to yourself that you are being abused is not easy–but remember, none of this is your fault. Abusers are experts at manipulation and control.

If you or someone you know is facing domestic or sexual violence and needs help, please consider reaching out to your local helpline or support services. They can provide the assistance and resources you may need. Remember, you are not alone - help is available.

The NO MORE Global Directory includes both domestic and sexual violence resources, for all genders and sexual orientations, and it is checked and updated quarterly.

Find your local domestic and sexual violence support services

Am I in an abusive relationship?

If you recognize one or more of these signs, you may be experiencing domestic violence.

Leaving an abusive relationship - safety planning

If you are thinking of leaving an abusive relationship, it is critical to remember that this is a very dangerous time. Leaving may not be possible and the risks can be great. It is important to keep yourself as safe as you can while you are making your decision.

Use your judgement and intuition. You know the abuser best.

Here are a few suggestions for safety planning.


Do-It-Yourself Online Safety

Online services and social media should be open and safe for everyone to use. We know that perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence often use online tools to abuse their victims.

The internet can quickly become a scary place to interact. Concerns about privacy invasion, stalking, harassment, impersonation, non-consensual intimate sharing, and other threats can leave people feeling isolated. Online abuse can include behaviours such as monitoring social media profiles or emails, abuse over social media, sharing intimate photos or videos without consent, and using locators or spyware.

See online safety resources

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