Penda can be downloaded now from Google Play or the App Store.

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Penda is Australia’s first financial empowerment app for women with a domestic and family violence (DFV) focus. Penda is a free, simple to use app with national safety, financial and legal information and referrals for women who have experienced DFV.

It has been tailored for intimate relationships but may still be relevant to other relationships, and women who are separating where DFV is not present.

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.

If it is not safe for you to download Penda, you could ask a trusted friend or family member to download the app 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

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