eSafetyWomen was developed as part of the Australian Government’s Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence.
All Australians deserve to be safe online. However, one in four Australian women has experienced emotional abuse from a current or former partner, and one in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner.* In most cases this abuse and violence includes the use of technology to abuse, control and stalk.**
The eSafetyWomen resources aim to help women manage technology risks and abuse by giving women the tools they need to be confident when online.
Safe access to technology is crucial for women so they can stay connected to their family and friends, engage with the world, and get information and support. eSafetyWomen helps women stay connected safely.
We are continually updating and adding resources to eSafetyWomen and will in future include targeted resources for Indigenous women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and women with disabilities.
We look forward to your comments and suggestions on how we can improve this website.
*Source: Women’s Legal Service NSW, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria and WESNET (2015) ReCharge: women’s technology safety, legal resources, research and training. National study findings 2015.