Future Women and CommBank launch second season of There’s No Place Like Home podcast

Future Women and Commonwealth Bank have today launched the second season of ‘There’s No Place Like Home’, a podcast series that uncovers early signs of abusive relationships.

The announcement:

FW’s award-winning podcast There’s No Place Like Home returns for a second season to uncover the early signs of abusive relationships. Interweaving real life stories from victim-survivors with the testimony of experts, There’s No Place Like Home is a call to action for listeners: Would you notice the red flags in your, or a loved one’s, relationship?

In the new series, launching on Tuesday 11 July 2023, audiences will meet eight victim-survivors who have generously shared their own experiences. Through the lens of their stories, There’s No Place Like Home explores the most common forms of non-physical abuse, including surveillance, gaslighting, love-bombing and financial abuse.

“In our second season of There’s No Place Like Home victim-survivors and their loved ones share harrowing stories of a kind of abuse that is too often dismissed or disbelieved,” says FW founder and Managing Director, Helen McCabe.

“The incredible response we received from season one made it clear that Australians want to hear these stories, so we’re grateful to partner with CommBank again to produce another piece of journalism of this magnitude.

There’s No Place Like Home is hosted by Tarang Chawla whose own sister Nikita was murdered by her husband in 2015. Episodes explore what non-physical abuse looks like, what it feels like, and – most importantly – what to do if you suspect it’s happening to you or someone you care about.

Statistically, an estimated eight million Australians will have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from the age of 15. One in every four women, and one in thirteen men, have experienced partner violence. And based on analysis in 2015, violence against women in Australia costs our country more than $22 billion every year.

“There’s No Place Like Home is a resource – backed by the advice of experts – that will mean more of us are able to recognise the patterns of power and control that underpin abusive behaviour,” says Future Women’s deputy managing director and series producer Jamila Rizvi.

“To achieve a world without domestic violence we need a whole-of-community response. From listeners accessing resources like this and using that education to support each other, to media organisations telling these stories with empathy and care, to businesses like CommBank supporting this important work.”

There’s No Place Like Home is a Future Women collaboration with Commonwealth Bank, which is supporting long-term financial independence for victim-survivors of financial abuse through CommBank Next Chapter.

“We are pleased to be supporting a second season of There’s No Place Like Home to help more Australians understand and acknowledge the many forms that domestic and family violence can take,” says CommBank group executive, human resources, Sian Lewis.

“Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of domestic violence and coercive control in Australia. CommBank Next Chapter is here to help end this abuse and support people on their road to long-term financial independence”.

There’s No Place Like Home is one of Future Women’s suite of podcasts for women. Other successful releases include Shortlisted, Future Women Leadership Series with Helen McCabe, Future Women with Jamila Rizvi, Next Generation Innovators, whose third season was hosted by Nine’s Brooke Boney, and Drive, whose first and second series were hosted by Nine’s Georgie Gardner and Leila McKinnon.

There’s No Place Like Home episodes will be released weekly from Tuesday 11 July 2023.

Source: Future Women


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