What Is Domestic Violence & What Can I Do

Domestic, family and sexualised violence can happen to anyone. National, state and territory definitions of domestic and family violence and criminal codes vary, however violence and abuse is never acceptable in any community, family, institution, place or context.


At Zonta we know that the responses of others – friends, family, colleagues, managers, specialists, services and systems matter significantly. All of us (as colleagues, friends, family and contacts) can build our understanding to be more informed to respond in ways that build on safety, dignity and justice.


Insight Exchange is a not-for-profit initiative that centres on the expertise of people with lived experience of domestic,  family and sexualised violence and gives voice to these experiences. It is designed to inform and strengthen social, service and systemic responses. Below is links to booklets, resource kits, tools and other material produced by Insight Exchange (and collaborators) and further resources can be found at www.insightexchange.net


What is domestic violence animation  What is domestic and family violence? on Vimeo


Follow My Lead An awareness raising resource that speaks from the voice of people with lived experience of domestic and family violence who need professionals and their social networks to be more prepared to respond effectively; more prepared to respond in ways that uphold dignity and build on safety.


My Safety Kit a reflection resource including a decision-making tool and support contacts


My Dignity – My body is mine

 My Dignity –My body is mine is a reflection resource (with support contacts) for people who have or may be experiencing sexualised violence and people who want to learn more.


The Guide re Workplace responses to DFSV questions what is in the way, and invites workplaces to be more prepared and more practical as significant responders.

This guide invites you to build on being a workplace that has insight-informed design and responses to people experiencing domestic, family and sexualised violence.

Open the Guide: Uplifting workplace responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence.


The following modules, allow all of us to build their understanding of domestic family sexualised  violence and abuse.

Introductory Module – Any Responder (Insight Exchange) (Includes Auslan) on Vimeo


To build a deeper understanding of domestic family sexualised violence – Foundations and Foundations Applied.

Insight Exchange Foundations (45mins) (Includes Auslan) on Vimeo

Insight Exchange Foundations Applied (40mins) (includes Auslan) on Vimeo