Australia: Study Finds Domestic Violence Victims Suffer Long Term Financial and Mental Harm
Friday, May 8, 2015 5:20 PM

Women survivors of domestic violence often do not regain the same quality of life they had prior to suffering abuse, according to a national study conducted by the University of South Australia and Curtin University. The study found that domestic violence severely impacts victims’ ability to hold a job and to secure adequate housing. The study authors added that, “[w]omen’s social isolation during domestic violence is also starkly evident.” Nearly half of the 658 women surveyed said they had to make a “significant move” because of domestic violence, either to another Australian state or a foreign country. 

Compiled from: Domestic violence: Victims unable to keep jobs, regain mental health, Perth Now Sunday Times (May 5, 2015).