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This paper attempts to cover the gap on the reasons domestic violence increases during disaster emergencies. In fact, community members, police, case managers, trauma psychologists and family violence workers empathised with traumatised and suffering men -men who may have been heroes in the fires- and encouraged women to wait it out. These responses compromise the principle that women and children always have the right to live free from violence.
The authors propose the following:
Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 28, Issue 2, April 2013, pages 28-25. This document is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence.