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Liz Wall

Briefing paper

A snapshot of how local context affects sexual assault service provision in regional, rural and remote Australia

Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the diverse populations they seek to support. These issues range from geographical barriers, to meeting specific cultural needs in an appropriate manner. The local context of rural, regional...
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Trauma-informed care in child/family welfare services

Define's and clarifies what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia. Summary This paper aims to define and clarify what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia. Exposure to traumatic life...
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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...
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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...
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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...