Empowering victims of domestic violence: eSafety short film wins prestigious award

An eSafety short film highlighting the harmful way technology can be used in domestic and family violence has taken home silver and bronze medals from the New York Festivals International TV & Film awards this week.

The powerful story of Natalie underpins the eSafety Women online training program, designed to give domestic and family violence frontline workers the skills to help their clients deal with technology-facilitated abuse.

Natalie illustrates the complex reality of domestic violence situations. Each aspect of her story acts as a catalyst for essential learning about the way technology can be used to inflict online harassment, stalking and intimidation.

eSafety Women’s online training program gives frontline workers the opportunity to access modules in their own time and at their own pace, making it a particularly important resource for those in rural and remote areas of Australia. Almost 1,700 workers have registered to use it.

The online training is part of the highly acclaimed eSafety Women program, which has delivered training to a further 8,000 frontline workers through face-to-face workshops.

Natalie, produced by Brave Australia, received recognition from the TV & Film Awards for its digital education and instruction. The accolades highlight both the value of the training video and the high standard of its production, helping to reinforce the quality of the eSafety Women program.

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