Penda is a free app for women who have experienced domestic and family violence and are thinking about separation and divorce. It contains financial tips, safety and legal information, and referrals. Separation can be a dangerous time. Rethink downloading this app if you feel unsafe, if your (ex) partner monitors you, or makes you feel scared, intimidated or controlled, or helped to set up your phone, had access to your phone, or has linked email or app store accounts with you.
You could ask a trusted friend or family member to download Penda instead. You can also call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) to find a service near you for support. Visit eSafety to learn how to be safe online and when using your devices at www.esafety.gov.au/women.
Penda is a free app that includes legal tips, information, and referrals to services that help with domestic and family violence; finances, including emergency money, Centrelink and crisis payments, and managing money and debt after separation or divorce; child support and parenting; housing and property settlement, and visa and immigration.
This free app is for women experiencing domestic and family violence in intimate relationships, but may also be helpful for women experiencing domestic and family violence in other types of relationships, or those who are separating or going through divorce. Friends, family, employers and support people can use Penda to help others.
Penda is a free tool to provide safety, legal and financial information. It is not a replacement for a lawyer, social worker or crisis service.
Penda was developed by Women’s Legal Service Queensland with funding from Financial Literacy Australia.