Women--Violence against

Commentary

13 Jun 2017

Domestic violence is not specific to a particular religious group; Australian statistics indicate that one in six women experience physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner in their lifetime.

Despite this, several recent media reports have sensationalised domestic...

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Briefing paper

05 Jun 2017

This Issues Paper considers the law on consensual assault in Tasmania. It traces the historical development of the law from its common law roots through to its current manifestation in s182(4) of of the Criminal Code.

The Issues Paper contends that some aspects of s 182(4) lack clarity...

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Research report

23 May 2017

Survivors of sexual violence can experience a range of trauma-related mental health problems, and pre-existing mental illness can also increase women’s vulnerability to sexual violence. However, although mental health and sexual violence services often see the same women, there is often a lack...

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Strategy

01 May 2017

This strategy is an integral element of the government’s broader family violence system reform. 

It fulfils Recommendation 187 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and is a key part of the 10-year plan Ending family violence:...

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Fact sheet

19 Apr 2017

This factsheet examines cases of hospitalised assault against women in 2013–14. Rates of assault among women were highest for those aged between 15–19 and 50–54. Over half (59%) of all these women were assaulted by bodily force, and for assaults by bodily force and involving sharp and blunt...

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Commentary

Article

30 Mar 2017

The Royal Commission into Family Violence made 227 recommendations to transform Victoria’s family violence system. These were based on evidence gathered from 1,000 written submissions, 44 group sessions and 25 days of public hearings with 220 witnesses.

On the same day as the commission...

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Research report

29 Mar 2017

Despite the increasingly high profile of domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australian society, surprisingly little is known in the public domain about the ways women’s specialist services provide help to the victims/survivors. When it comes to Aboriginal women, high rates of violence have...

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Research report

21 Dec 2016

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) and Our Watch, supported by the Women’s Service Network (WESNET), held a three day conference on violence against women at the Adelaide Convention Centre, in September 2016. The conference aimed to:

• Explore the challenges for...

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Research report

09 Dec 2016

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV) envisaged a family violence system in which all universal services are enabled to engage in early interventions in family violence. Such a significant broad-based reform has major implications for organisations and their staff. This...

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Strategy

24 Nov 2016

Family violence took the lives of 45 people in 2015-16. Make no mistake: this is our number one law and order challenge, and we cannot go on like this.

Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change outlines how we will build a future where all Victorians live free from...

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Research report

08 Nov 2016

On 25 November 2015 the Senate referred the following matters to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee (the committee) for inquiry and report by 24 August 2016:

(a) the role of gender inequality in all spheres of life in contributing to the prevalence of...

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Research report

30 Oct 2016

There has been no decrease in the prevalence or health burden of intimate partner violence since both were last measured in Australia. Intimate partner violence and its health impacts are preventable.

The health burden of intimate partner violence can be reduced by:

  • supporting
  • ...
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Research report

30 Oct 2016

Exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) has serious health outcomes for Australian women and their children, and its prevention is a recognised national priority.

Burden of disease studies measure the combined impact of living with illness and injury (non-fatal burden) and dying...

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Research report

24 Oct 2016

The research report builds on the literature review contained in the ANROWS Landscapes paper “Building effective policies and services to promote women’s economic security following domestic violence: State of knowledge paper” (Cortis and Bullen, 2015). That paper discussed how economic abuse is...

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Research report

23 Sep 2016

The Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (often referred to as the common risk assessment framework, or the CRAF) has been in use in Victoria since 2007. The CRAF is used by many different professional groups who come into contact with family violence in a range of...

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Commentary

Article

14 Sep 2016

Advertisers, challenged with cutting through a cluttered marketing environment, sometimes aim to shock. Unfortunately, while their aim may be to get their client noticed, our research shows they continue to glorify the violent exploitation of women.

This is despite increasing community...

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Guide

30 Aug 2016

This resource has information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted including:

  • What sexual assault means;
  • Getting medical help and counselling after a sexual assault;
  • Reporting to the police; and
  • Legal process and your rights.
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Briefing paper

18 Aug 2016

Professor Lisa Heap's study titled, Women’s Rights at Work (WRAW), on the experiences of women at work in Victoria, has created a dialogue with Victorian working women regarding their experiences at work, and in seeking work. Commencing in 2016, this dialogue with Victorian working women will...

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Other text

25 Jul 2016

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price’s speech is a powerful personal plea to stop the violence against women and children by men and in particular, Indigenous males. She talks about the need for positive cultural change and for Indigenous people to take back responsibility to resolve entrenched issues....

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Guide

02 May 2016

Provides strategies and information on working effectively with media to prevent violence against women and their children.

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This guide is a supporting resource for "Working with news and social media to prevent violence against women and their children: A...

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