Escabags: Essentials for Domestic Violence Victims
1 in 6 Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a current or former intimate partner since the age of 15. With domestic and family violence affecting more than 1 million Australians, many women are often forced to flee their homes at a moment’s notice, with minimal or no belongings.
Escabags provides victims with ‘escape bags’, filled with the necessities that they and their children may need when initially escaping a dangerous or abusive situation. Informed by her own experience of an abusive relationship and aching for change after the murder of Hannah Clarke; Stacy Jane started Escabags at the beginning of 2020, and they now have more than 150 stockists across the country.
Stacy sat down with Marlene on International Women’s Day to discuss the work of Escabags.
If you or someone you know is impacted by family or domestic violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732