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The Choice of Violence or Poverty Highlighted

A report authored by Anne Summers has revealed the significant number of single mothers affected by family violence. According to the report, 60 per cent of single mothers have experienced family violence at the hands of a previous partner, compared to 17 per cent of women more broadly.

The report also sets out the immense financial challenges women face when leaving abusive relationships. 

Produced by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, the report focuses on previously unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Personal Safety Survey that demonstrates the link between family violence and single motherhood.

(Source: ABC News online, 7.7.22)