Person

Lara Fergus

Strategy

Change the story: a shared framework for the primary prevention of violence

No country in the world has a national, evidence-based road map to prevent violence against women and their children in a coordinated way. Our Watch partnered with VicHealth and ANROWS to create Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against...
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Prevention of violence against women and girls

This background paper was prepared to inform discussions at an expert group meeting on prevention of violence against women and girls. Convened for 17–20 September 2012 in Bangkok, as part of the preparations for the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the status of women...
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Respectful relationships education: violence prevention and respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools

The Department engaged VicHealth to review respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools resulting in the Respectful Relationships Education: Violence prevention and respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools report. The report provides guidance on good practice criteria required to achieve violence prevention and respectful...
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An assault on our future: the impact of violence on young people and their relationships

This report examines how violence against women specifically affects children and young people. It looks at the nature of violence they experience in their homes and their own relationships, its impacts, and the priorities for action if efforts to prevent violence among, and protect, young...
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Trafficking in women for sexual exploitation

Recent years have seen many changes in international and national responses to, and legislation on, trafficking in persons. In this paper Lara Fergus reviews some of the theoretical approaches to trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation, as well as examining the current legislative, policy...