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the e.v.e project

represents EQUALITY, VALUE AND EMPOWERMENT

 
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this is EVE

The EVE Project is a not for profit organisation that offers female survivors of abuse a multi-faceted approach to support them as they rebuild their lives. We provide: (1) therapeutic services to help women heal and regain their sense of self worth, value and purpose and (2) Training, mentoring and supported work experience programs (in our social enterprises) designed to empower women and provide pathways to meaningful ongoing employment.

 
 
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eve’s core values

 

 
 
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eve’s founders

 

eve’s board members

 
 
 

  abuse against women

The Impact of violence against women in Australia

 
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The Impact of violence against women


Violence against women and their children takes a profound and long-term toll on women and children’s health and wellbeing, on families and communities, and on society as a whole.

Intimate partner violence is the greatest health risk factor for women aged 25-44. (15)

Domestic or family violence against women is the single largest driver of homelessness for women,(16) a common factor in child protection notifications, (17) and results in a police call-out on average once every two minutes across the country. (18)  

The combined health, administration and social welfare costs of violence against women have been estimated to be $21.7 billion a year, with projections suggesting that if no further action is taken to prevent violence against women, costs will accumulate to $323.4 billion over a thirty year period from 2014-15 to 2044-45. (19)  

Children and young people are also affected by violence against women. Exposure to violence against their mothers or other caregivers causes profound harm to children, with potential impacts on attitudes to relationships and violence, as well as behavioural, cognitive and emotional functioning, social development, and – through a process of ‘negative chain effects’ – education and later employment prospects. (20)

 Above all, violence against women is a fundamental violation of human rights, and one that Australia has an obligation to prevent under international law. (21)

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Domestic violence in Australia: a quick guide to the issues
(26 March 2015)

The following excerpt taken from a Commonwealth Govt. report, provides further insight into the reason The EVE Project came into being and why we’ve structured it the way we have.  

The points below outline two of the social and economic costs caused by violence against women in Australia.  In the last nine years the cost to the Australian economy of violence against women and their children has risen from $13.6 billion to $21.7 billion per year.

●      Children and adolescents living with domestic and family violence are at increased risk of experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Their social, behavioural, cognitive and emotional development may also be affected, as well as education and employmen toutcomes. Of people aged 12 to 20 years, 23 per cent had witnessed violence against their mother or step-mother, while 42 per cent of Indigenous young people had witnessed violence against their mother or step-mother.

●      Economic: in 2009 it was estimated that violence against women and their children, including both domestic and non-domestic violence, cost the Australian economy $13.6 billion. Domestic violence also creates complex economic issues for women and their children, and many experience financial risk or poverty as a result. Domestic violence affects women’s financial securityin key areas of life: debts, bills and banking, accommodation, legal issues, health, transport, migration, employment, social security and child support. Women nominated finding safe, affordable and appropriate accommodation post-separation as their biggest concern in a study of economic wellbeing and domestic violence.

Full report:  Here