Did you know that an estimated 3.6 million Australian adults (20% of the population) reported experiencing physical and/or sexual family and domestic violence since the age 15?1 Or that, on average, police attend a family violence incident every six minutes in Victoria?2
It’s statistics like these that have prompted Allianz to reaffirm its commitment to its customers who have experienced family violence to ensure they receive access to essential support services.
We’ve recently put in place a new outlining all the support measures customers can access if they’re in a family violence situation. We also provide access to a specialist support program CareRing, part of Uniting, which runs a specialist and confidential referral phone-based support service.
Sema Musson, Allianz General Manager, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, says the organisation supports every effort to end violence against women and anyone else impacted by violence.
“We recognise that family violence is not only a community issue, but one that permeates organisations, and their employees and customers,” she says. “We’re committed to helping our customers – and everyone who works with us – feel safe, supported and informed.
Sema encourages any Allianz customers who are concerned they are in a family violence situation to flag that they need support. This is timely given the world will soon mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is commemorated every year on 25 November.