Telstra is launching a new program in partnership with the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) to provide women impacted by domestic violence with access to a new smartphone, pre-paid credit and information on the safe use of technology.
“Trudy”, a domestic violence survivor, shares her experience of domestic violence and the importance of having access to safe and secure communications to remain connected with family, friends and essential services.
I was young when I first met my partner and I was quite swept off my feet. We got married after a short courtship and had a couple of children early on. There were warning signs that I really should have picked up on, but I didn’t acknowledge the signs until after I had children and his personality became more controlling. His manner and his behaviour was a lot stronger.