Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

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Forced marriage as a form of family violence in Victoria

Since 2013, forced marriage has been understood and responded to in Australia as a form of human trafficking and a slavery-like practice. This report details the consistent support for the inclusion of forced marriage as family violence, and the recognition that this is a welcome...

Victim-survivors’ views on and expectations for the criminalisation of coercive control in Australia: findings from a national survey

This report presents the findings from a national survey of 1261 victim-survivors of coercive control. The survey examined victim-survivors' views on the criminalisation of coercive control.

Let’s talk about sex: exploring practitioners’ views on discussing intimate partner sexual violence in domestic and family violence perpetrator intervention programs

Domestic and family violence (DFV) reform agendas in Australia increasingly assert the need to shift the burden of responsibility away from victim-survivors and ensure a sustained focus on DFV perpetrators. This report presents findings from a study examining how DFV perpetrator intervention programs respond to...

I believe you: children and young people’s experiences of seeking help, securing help and navigating the family violence system

This report presents the findings from 17 in-depth interviews conducted with Victorian children and young people, from the ages of 10 to 25, with lived experience of family violence. The research seeks to give voice to the experiences and expertise of children and young people...
Briefing paper

Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes: policy overview

This overview examines Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes, including what they are, and where they have been debated across Australia and New Zealand.