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 […]
WESNET is hosting Cindy Southworth in the lead up to the 8th National Homeless Conference at the Gold Coast in September. This week she spoke with groups working in the Bendigo region about technology safety. The Bendigo Advertiser also reported the event.
WESNET Representatives were pleased to be able to attend the 2nd Technology Summit hosted by our sister organisation in the USA, the National Network to End Domestic Violence late last month. With 27 sessions such as “Revenge Porn: A Survivor’s Story,” “Investigating Technology?Related Crimes,” and “Safety Apps for Survivors,” the summit builds on over 12 […]