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Busting DV myths

Posted: Monday 13 June 2016

As an activity of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, the Multicultural Families Organisation (MFO) developed a brochure about the Top 10 Myths and Facts in relation to Domestic and Family Violence (DFv). The brochure specifically focuses on the myths that affect Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities and has been translated into ten different languages including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Persian, Thai, Tagalog, Croatian and Bosnian.

Misinformation is often used as a tool of control and at MFO we believe that having access to the right information can empower a woman by ensuring that she knows her rights in Australia. Furthermore, having the brochure translated into different languages makes all the difference, as very often if the woman does not speak English very well the husband translates the information the way he wants to.

The brochure was officially launched on May 24 at the Southport Community Centre.

Contact details

Contact name:
Cornelia Babbage
Multicultural Families Organisation
(07) 5571 0381


  • In an emergency call the police on Triple Zero (000)
  • DVConnect Womensline – phone 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • DVConnect Mensline – phone 1800 600 636 (9am to 12 midnight, 7 days)
  • 1800 RESPECT – phone 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Kids Helpline – phone 1800 551 800 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Elder Abuse Helpline – Queensland phone 1300 651 192, rest of Australia phone (07) 3867 2525 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • State-wide Sexual Assault Helpline – phone 1800 010 120 (7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days)