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The National Council of Single Mothers and their Children
What does this organisation do?
We are an organisation for single mothers, primacy is for single mother families contending with hardship. NCSMC believes that having access to information and support, when and as required is empowering. It enables women to make informed decisions, and it better equips them to protect and support themselves and their child/children. NCSMC has advocated for equality of opportunity, financial security and access to justice, legal and human rights for well-over four decades. NCSMC provides information, referrals and assistance to single mothers through our electronic platforms. In the past year we have responded to over 1,300 individual requests whilst our information post can reach up to 53,000 per week. Overwhelmingly single parent households are headed up by a mother, and sadly they are disproportionally impacted prejudiced, judgment and misconception about their strength and validity as a solid family structure.
People who are experiencing discrimination or disadvantage due to personal circumstances
We all expect to be treated with respect and afforded the same opportunity. Yet some people experience disadvantage as a result of discrimination.
People affected by domestic or family violence or abuse
We all expect to be treated with respect and fairness by our partners and in our families. Yet domestic violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44. Children exposed to domestic or family violence are at increased risk of mental health, behavioural and learning difficulties.