Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

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Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse: final report

This report examines factors associated with child sexual abuse perpetration and what it can tell us about prevention strategies.

Reflecting on primary prevention of violence against women: the public health approach

Provides reflections on Australia's efforts in primary prevention of violence against women and offers suggestions for the next steps to continue the momentum. Summary Australia has committed to a public health approach to preventing violence against women, transforming how policies and programming address this difficult...

Under the influence? Considering the role of alcohol and sexual assault in social contexts

This paper reviews research around alcohol use in sexual assaults that are perpetrated in circumstances of socialising and sexual interactions. Introduction Alcohol is a common feature in many sexual assaults, particularly those committed in a social context. Although there is extensive research on the link...

Gender equality and violence against women: what’s the connection?

A lack of gender equality is consistently cited as an underlying determinant of violence against women. The United Nations General Assembly, in its 1993 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, noted that this violence is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between...

Bystander approaches: responding to and preventing men's sexual violence against women

Bystander action is often promoted as an effective way of engaging non-violent men in challenging violence against women in their peer groups and communities. This paper explains the origins and rationale for bystander interventions, the characteristics of successful bystander programs in Australia and overseas, and...