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Fact sheet

Employment is a crucial pathway for women escaping violent relationships.

Sustained periods of employment can provide financial security, independence, social networks and increased self-esteem (Australian Council of Trade Unions, 2016). Paid domestic and family violence (DFV) leave is important for minimising disruption to incomes while women end violent relationships and for reducing the adverse financial impact of violence on women (Cortis & Bullen, 2016).

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