Making it easier to stay safe
Last month, Women’s Refuge and The Warehouse launched a shielded site where women in abusive relationships can seek help without the risk of their abuser finding it in their browser history.
Using technology to control a partner in an abusive relationship was something Women’s Refuge was aware of, the service’s digital media manager Ruth Macintyre said.
‘‘The most dangerous time is when a woman is deciding to leave or immediately after and quite often perpetrators will notice something is different,’’ she said.
‘‘The most dangerous time is when a woman is deciding to leave or immediately after.’’