Women and their children largely experience family violence. Men largely commit family violence.
Some people think alcohol, financial stress or poverty causes violence against women. But the key causes relate to the unequal power between men and women in public and private life. It also comes from beliefs about how men and women should behave. There are also certain social attitudes that excuse men's violence against women.
Use the information on this website. Council developed the Promoting Equality and Respect: An Interfaith Collaboration on Preventing Family Violence booklet as part of the Challenge Family Violence project. It promotes safer, more respectful and fairer communities.