25 September 2023

Women’s eSafety program in safe hands

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The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) has recognised the Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s eSafetyWomen program as Outreach Program of the Year.

eSafetyWomen provides advice and assistance to women who are abused, stalked or controlled through technology. It also provides training and resources to assist domestic and family violence frontline workers responsible for helping women in these situations.

Commissioner for eSafety, Julie Inman Grant (pictured) said that to date, eSafetyWomen had reached more than 6,000 frontline workers around the country through informative face-to-face workshops.

“In June, an online training program was launched to help even more professionals in this area understand the risks and ways to help their clients protect and empower themselves through technology,” Ms Inman Grant said.

“We are incredibly proud of what eSafetyWomen has achieved, and the AISA accolade further acknowledges its crucial role in equipping women who experience technology-facilitated abuse with the right information and support.”

She said it was important that women escaping domestic violence situations could still use their devices safely, as they could be a lifeline to stay connected to friends and family.

The eSafetyWomen program was developed by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner in 2016 as part of the Government’s Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence.

Mre information about the program can be accessed at the eSafety Commisioner’s website at this PS News link.

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