Just in the past week, six Australian women have allegedly died in family violence-related circumstances.
Currently, the world is marking the annual human rights campaign The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which was founded by UN Women.
And amid this campaign has come the news that a women's crisis centre in Perth is closing down.
Safe Night Space has been keeping vulnerable women off the streets and out of violent homes for more than two years, providing these women with the necessities when there aren't any other options.
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Elsie Blay is the Executive Manager at Ruah Community Services, which provides support in the areas of housing and homelessness and family and domestic violence. One of their main services is Safe Night Space.
"At Safe Night Space, women can come in at any time throughout the night. This is the only service which doesn't need referrals or eligibility criteria or even ID. It's a zero threshold service," Elsie tells Mamamia.