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Nicole Paterson & Claire Farrugia
People with limited physical and economic access to the quantity and quality of food they need to live an active and healthy life are food insecure. In Australia, women are more vulnerable to food insecurity than men, and women affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) are particularly vulnerable. These women may face controlled finances, the restriction of money for food, and financial hardship after leaving an abusive partner. This short article outlines evidence on experiences of food insecurity for women and children affected by DFV and what works to support them.