THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
An award-winning Future Women podcast putting survivors of family violence at the centre of the story.
In collaboration with our proud partner
Content warning: This podcast deals with domestic abuse and family violence. Click here for helplines.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Through ten captivating episodes, Future Women’s award-winning podcast There’s No Place Like Home pulls back the curtain on domestic and family violence.
This groundbreaking series is hosted by Tarang Chawla, whose sister Nikita was killed by her partner in 2015. Told in survivors’ own words, each episode tells the story of ten extraordinary people who generously share their most intimate thoughts, feelings, and experiences with you.
With compassion and clarity, There’s No Place Like Home articulates the vision for an Australian future in which domestic and family violence has been eradicated. An Australia that may be within our grasp, if we choose to listen, learn, and work together, building on the incredible initiatives already underway.
WE URGE YOU TO LISTEN
‘He would run and knock me down to the ground... [Then later] he would beg me, “Please come home, please come home. Don't leave me.” So I would.’
*We have used a pseudonym to protect Nina's identity
Gender equality and mental health advocate
Tarang brings his lived experience, empathy and understanding to the fore as he presents an unflinching assessment of the current situation and explores the possible solutions.
‘What do you do, you know? You don’t really expect people from your life or from your family unit to be capable of that kind of violence.’
We marked the launch of There's No Place Like Home on 23 February at Cafe Sydney with a powerful panel discussion featuring Future Women's Jamila Rizvi, anti-violence advocate Tarang Chawla, family violence survivor and author Amani Haydar, violence prevention specialist Moo Baulch and CommBank Next Chapter's Sian Lewis.
THE COLD, HARD FACTS
- On average, one Australian woman will be killed by a current or former partner each week
- 1 in 4 Australian women (23%) have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner since age 15
- Family and domestic violence is the main reason women and children leave their homes in Australia
- Sadly, 1 in 5 Australians believe domestic violence is a normal reaction to stress
- The time of a break-up is particularly dangerous. 2 in 3 women killed by their current or former partner between 2000-2014 had separated within three months of the homicide
- Domestic violence is the primary cause of death to mothers during pregnancy, both in Australia and internationally. During the pandemic, women who were pregnant were between 3 and 4 times more likely to experience physical and sexual violence compared to women who were not pregnant
- First Nations women experience violence at over 3 times the rate of non-Indigenous women and are nearly 11 times more likely to die due to assault
- Women with disabilities in Australia are around two times more likely than women without disabilities to have experienced sexual violence and intimate partner violence
- People living in remote and very remote areas are 24 times more likely to be hospitalised as a result of family violence
- 1 in 3 migrant and refugee women in Australia have experienced some form of domestic and/or family violence
Domestic and family violence is an epidemic. Violence against women in particular costs the Australian economy more than $22 billion each year, the majority of which is borne by victim-survivors. It’s time to treat it like the national emergency it is. But first? We have to listen and we have to learn.
‘I still grieve for who I should have been, and who I could have been in the life that I was supposed to have.’
IN THE MEDIA
There's No Place Like Home wins Best Podcast Series and Best Single Episode at the Mumbrella Publish Awards. READ NOW
Love Bombing Vs Genuine Affection: What Are The Differences? READ NOW
Jamila Rizvi writes for Sunday Life. READ NOW
RADIO NATIONAL BREAKFAST
There's No Place Like Home host and anti-violence campaigner Tarang Chawla chats to Radio National about the launch of our new podcast. LISTEN NOW
'Tarang Chawla says we can end family violence'. LISTEN NOW
Announcing Future Women's new podcast, There's No Place Like Home. READ NOW
Tarang Chawla joins Deborah Knight to discuss There's No Place Like Home. LISTEN NOW
'5 common, yet subtle, signs of financial abuse in relationships.' READ NOW
Tarang Chawla speaks about There's No Place Like Home on The Drum. WATCH NOW
FUTURE WOMEN LEADERSHIP SERIES
Helen McCabe and Tarang Chawla discuss teaching resilience and equality. LISTEN NOW
'The raw reality of domestic abuse and family violence.' LISTEN NOW
Tarang shares some insights from There's No Place Like Home with Jess, Nick and Ducko. LISTEN NOW
Ginger Gorman sits down with Tarang for an incisive Q&A about his journey into activism and the podcast. READ NOW
MATT AND ALEX ALL DAY BREAKFAST
Jamila Rizvi joins Matt and Alex for an important conversation. LISTEN NOW
'Gaslighting Is A Very Real Form Of Abuse — Here’s How To Spot It.' READ NOW
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
'In the depths of abuse, self-doubt led me to believe my perpetrator was right.' READ NOW
'The question too many of us still ask about abusive relationships.' READ NOW
'For half a decade, I loved someone.' READ NOW
'When Geraldine became a mum, it was the final push to leave an abusive relationship.' READ NOW
'Tarang Chawla on domestic violence and using his voice to effect social change.' LISTEN NOW
IT'S A LOT WITH ABBIE CHATFIELD
Tarang Chawla discusses the podcast, and how Kanye West's concerning behaviour is a perfect example of abuse unfolding in the public eye.
MAKING MONEY EASY
Do you know how to spot financial abuse? What about how to intervene? Anti-violence advocate, writer, lawyer and podcast host Tarang Chawla and Moo Baulch, a violence prevention and gender equality advocate, who advisers CBA on Next Chapter, join Gillian Bowen to discuss the growing problem.
OUR PROUD PARTNER
There’s No Place Like Home was made in collaboration with CommBank, which is supporting long-term financial independence for victim-survivors through CommBank Next Chapter.
ABOUT NEXT CHAPTER
CommBank Next Chapter has been helping victim-survivors of financial abuse, perpetrated through domestic and family violence, rebuild their financial independence. To find out more about this program and the support available, visit Commbank.com.au/NextChapter
If you have experienced or are at risk of family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault, you can call the national counselling service 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).
If you are experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14 at night.
The Men’s Referral Service is offered by No to Violence and provides assistance, information and counseling to help men who use family violence. They can be reached on 1300 766 491.
The Kids’ Helpline is a free, private, and confidential, telephone and online counseling service specifically for people aged between 5 and 25. They can be reached on 1800 551 800.
If you're a CommBank customer who has been impacted by domestic and family violence and need assistance with your banking, you can speak to their specialist Community Wellbeing team who provide confidential support to help customers with their immediate banking needs. You can call a Community Wellbeing specialist on 1800 222 387 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday (Sydney/Melbourne time - excluding public holidays).
In an emergency, or if you are not feeling safe, always call the police on 000.
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