Non-Molestation Orders

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2006 National Women's Conference
25 October 2005

Conference notes with concern that many women on the receiving end of domestic abuse are not aware they can invoke a non-molestation order against the perpetrator.

Molesting means harassing, pestering or interfering with you or your children in some way, and also includes assault.

Assault can mean pushing, punching, slapping, throwing objects, spitting at you and so on.

The order can also extend to cover anyone your partner/perpetrator tells to molest, harass, pester or be violent towards you or your children.

Therefore,Conference calls on the National Women’s Committee to:

1)ensure this issue is highlighted in any UNISON publication about domestic violence/abuse;

2)make branches aware of this issue, it may be an important factor when assisting any woman members on the receiving end of domestic abuse;

3)publish information on how to apply for a non-molestation order.