WESNET is pleased to announce that Telstra has donated 20,000 SmartPhones to our SafeConnections Project and the Federal Government has announced funding for WESNET to train front line services around technology abuse. (more…)
A couple of recent articles demonstrate why it is important to know about technology-facilitated abuse. The first article, Jessica Farrelly, summarised some of the discussion happening at the recent COAG meeting on Domestic and Family Violence. Jessica’s story references material that WESNET and NNEDV have been talking about for years now. It’s great to have […]
UPDATE: 17 March 2016. Government announces funding to expand WESNET’s technology training and Telstra donates 20,000 phones. For more info see our post here. WESNET is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Telstra to provide safe smart phones for women experiencing domestic violence. Telstra will provide smartphones, pre-paid credit and information on the […]
The Chair of WESNET, Julie Oberin gave evidence to the Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Canberra last week, pointing out that perpetrators are now misusing technology as another tool to stalk, abuse and harass. Judith Ireland wrote a great article in the Sydney Morning Herald to follow up.
Thwarting tech-savvy abusers and empowering survivors of violence through technology Today national experts on technology and violence against women from Australia and the United States announced the launch of the Safety Net Australia project: helping survivors safely use technology to search for help and decrease isolation, while using technology evidence to hold abusers and stalkers […]