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Street Law is a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.

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TRUE OR FALSE THURSDAY!TRUE: If you or anyone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence, there is help available.Call the Police on 000, if you or someone you know is in immediate danger. Services that provide support and assistance include:⏹1800RESPECT –a national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling service that provides free and confidential telephone and online counselling for any person regardless of age or gender, who has experienced or is at risk of domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault, and their family and friends. 1800 737 732⏹ Crisis Care – provide information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. 1800 199 008⏹ Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline –a WA run 24-hour helpline to support women experiencing family and domestic violence. It provides support and counselling, including referrals to women’s refuges. 1800 007 339⏹ Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline – provides counseling and referrals for male perpetrators, as well as male victims of family and domestic violence. 1800 000 599⏹ Sexual Assault Resource Centre – is a 24-hour emergency line that provides a range of free services to people affected by sexual violence. 1800 199 888⏹ Young People –a kids helpline providing free private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years. 1800 551 800⏹ Men Seeking Support –a 24/7 support service for men and boys dealing with family and relationship difficulties and/or concerned that their behaviour is hurting the people they care about. 1300 78 99 78⏹ Multicultural Women’s Advocacy and Support - promotes the safety of women from migrant, refugee or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 9328 1200⏹ Yorgum Healing Services – provides culturally secure healing, counselling, therapy and support to help people who identify as Aboriginal to recover from family and domestic violence. 1800 469 371⏹ Living Proud LGBTI Community Services of WA – provides support, information and resources to the LGBTIQ+ community. 1800 18 527#16DaysinWA ... See MoreSee Less
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THANK YOU, Junaid!Sadly, it came time to farewell Ashurst secondee Junaid, who has been with Street Law each Wednesday since September. Junaid leaves us after working closely with Principal Solicitor Ann-Margaret and Supervising Solicitor Anna on a variety of legal issues for our clients. His support has been invaluable, and his contribution to our office will be missed. On reflecting on his time Junaid said "doing truly important work for people in need has been rewarding and the most enjoyable part of my time at Street Law."Thank you, Junaid for all your hard work! Thank you to Ashurst for your continued support and partnership. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you see or hear disrespectful, sexist, harassing actions or comments against someone, would you do something to stop that behaviour?No matter how big or small, research shows that our actions can have a huge impact in stopping and preventing disrespect towards women. When we do something to stop disrespect, we:⏹ Tell people being disrespectful that we’re not ok with what happened;⏹ Encourage people using disrespect to change their ways;⏹ Show women being targeted that they have support;⏹ Give others the confidence to do something;⏹ Create a culture in which violence against women becomes less likely. By taking action it shows we support women and it means we are standing up against disrespect. How to do something when you see disrespectful behaviour:⏹ Focus on values, comments and behaviours rather than the person to keep it constructive⏹ You can say something such as “I think that comment is offensive” or “that comment was out of line.”⏹ Know that whether you speak up at the time or days later, it still has a huge impact. While not all disrespect leads to violence, all violence starts with disrespect. Change starts with us all! We all have a part to play in ending violence against women. Speaking up can make a significant difference towards the safety and respect of women in our community.* If you are not comfortable, never put yourself at risk by intervening in physical violence. Instead, call the police. *#16DaysinWA #DoingNothingDoesHarm ... See MoreSee Less
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Family, domestic and sexual violence is a significant issue, that has lifelong impacts. It affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds, but predominantly affects women. #16DaysInWA Sources: ABS Recorded Crime; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018 FDV in Australia; and White Ribbon Australia, Essential Research Report. ... See MoreSee Less
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As part of WA’s annual 16 Days in WA: Stop Violence against Women campaign, the WA Museum Boola Bardip is displaying a powerful installation.With one woman losing their life to gender-based violence in Australia every week, the aim of the Red Shoes installation is to provide a visual representation of the lives lost and a reminder of the continued need for reform around this critical issue.#16DaysInWA ... See MoreSee Less
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