ESCABAGS ISN'T ABOUT 

 STARTING SOMETHING, 

 IT'S ABOUT ENDING IT 

WHAT ARE ESCABAGS?

ESCABAGS = ESCAPE BAG

 

Escabags are not gender, age, religion, sexuality or ability specific, nor are they situation specific. They are to assist the victims of abuse when initially escaping from a dangerous, abusive situation.

 

There are many forms of abuse; Emotional Abuse, Financial Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Spiritual or Religious Abuse, Harassment & Stalking or Neglect, to name a few. You may have also heard terms such as Narcissism, Gaslighting, Lovebombing, Ghosting, Coercive Control and Manipulation.

 

There isn't a 'better' or 'worse' form of abuse. In fact, some victims don't even realise they are being abused. But when they do, or when you have now realised this - Escabags is ready and waiting, with open arms.

Escabags are lightweight, cotton tote bags, each made with love by volunteers and filled with the necessities that a victim of abuse and his/her child/children may need when initially escaping from a dangerous situation.

 

As our motto states “Escabags is the first step in you becoming a SURVIVOR and no longer a victim.” When the time comes, the victim is not only picking up a bag, they are choosing life and to no longer accept the abuse they (and possibly their children) have had to endure.

It is the first step in their new life.

Escabags and their contents are completely free of charge and we are in the process of ensuring they are easily accessible in as many Hospitals, Service Stations, Doctors Surgeries, Schools, Supermarkets and Health Centres in Australia. So when that brave time comes, it will not matter where the victim is or what time of the night it is, there will be somewhere to collect an Escabag.

THE HARD TRUTH

IN AUSTRALIA

  • Domestic and family violence is the leading cause of homelessness.

  • 1 woman is killed every 9 days and 1 man is killed every 29 days by a partner.

  • Family violence occurs at higher rates for Indigenous Australians than for non-Indigenous Australians.

  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men have experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or previous cohabiting partner.

  • Statistics indicate that domestic violence rates are higher in rural and regional NSW.

  • Australian police deal with domestic violence incidents every two minutes.

IN THE UK

  • 2 women each week and 30 men per year are murdered due to domestic violence.

  • On average there will have been 35 domestic violence assaults before a victim calls the police.

  • Domestic violence accounts for 16% of all violent crime, but is still the violent crime least likely to be reported to the police.

  • The number of people killed as a result of domestic violence in the UK is at its highest level in five years.

  • Men with post-traumatic stress disorder are over seven times more likely to experience domestic abuse.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO FIND INSIDE AN ESCABAG?

SINGLE PERSON

Shower Gel / Soap

Shampoo & Conditioner

Face Wash

Flannel

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Deodorant

Comb

Feminine Hygiene Products

Hand Sanitiser

Pocket Tissues

Chamomile Teabag

Escabag Serial Number

(for optional registration)

PARENT & CHILD

Shower Gel / Soap

Shampoo & Conditioner

Face Wash

Flannel

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Deodorant

Comb

Feminine Hygiene Products

Hand Sanitiser

Pocket Tissues

Chamomile Teabag

Escabag Serial Number

(for optional registration)

Nappies

Talcum Powder

Dummy/Soother

Wet Wipes

Children's Story Book

Teddy Bear

Baby Blanket

IMPORTANT SUGGESTIONS TO CONSIDER.

The safety of you/you and your child is paramount to us. Escabags are unbranded, however, if you are collecting an Escabag for yourself, friend or relative be mindful of where you are storing it.

It may be an idea to conceal it;

  • with a neighbour, friend or relative.

  • in a neighbours porch.

  • in a work/gym locker.

  • in your car, under a seat or behind your spare tyre.

  • in an outside bin.

ABLE TO PLAN YOUR ESCAPE?

If you can plan your escape, here are a few suggestions that you may want to consider adding to your Escabag:

  • A cheap Mobile Phone with a Prepaid Sim and phone charger.

  • Important documents for you and your children i.e Birth Certificates, Passports, Visas and Medicare Cards.

  • Medication, Glasses, Contact Lenses

  • Emergency Cash or a private Bank Card.

  • Public Transport Pass

  • Notebook & Pen

  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of friends, relatives or important helplines.

  • Bottled Water

  • Sentimental Items

  • A change of clothes for you and your children.

  • Warm blankets

  • Comforting items for your children i.e favourite Teddy Bear or Comfort Blanket.