Female domestic violence victims being punished for acting in self defence, say advocates

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ABC radio, Posted

Advocates are calling for a change to domestic violence laws, arguing too many victims are being punished for acting in self defence. The number of female prisoners convicted of violent offences is rising – and it is particularly high among Indigenous women.

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By J Pope

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