This article was originally posted on Telstra Exchange. by Karen Bentley, National Director – Women’s Services Network (WESNET) Technology has the potential to be a two-edged sword for those experiencing domestic violence. Working at the Women’s Services Network (WESNET), I’ve seen first-hand how perpetrators can misuse technology to abuse their victims, most often women. This includes threats […]
WESNET is hosting the 3rd Annual Technology Safety Summit. Registrations are now open. Visit the conference website here for more information.
Telstra has announced it will no longer charge its customers a monthly fee to have a ‘silent’ line. Previously, the ‘Silent Line’ product prevented a customer’s name, home phone number and address from being listed in public directories, and being shown when making calls. From 18 February 2018, all Telstra landline customers will be able […]
The origin of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women The origins of 25 November as the International Day go back to 1960, when the three Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic were killed for their political activism. The sisters, known as the “Unforgettable Butterflies,” became a symbol of the crisis of […]
We had a fantastic Technology Safety Summit this year! We were joined by nearly 150 practitioners, academics, technologists, and survivors to talk tech, domestic violence, and violence against women. It was two days of passion-filled discussions and presentations from Australian & International experts on the intersection of technology, women, and safety. Thank you everyone who […]
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