One in four Australian women will experience violence from a partner or former partner in their lifetime. Many women who escape family violence go on to deal with physical, emotional and financial abuse at the hands of their ex-partners.
Often for years.
Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a not for profit organisation which has been providing free legal assistance to women experiencing family violence since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from violence and relationship breakdown.