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The number of prisoners in Australian prisons has been increasing over the past decade. In Western Australia the number of female offenders has increased by 40 percent over the past five years. One contributing factor to this increase may be the re...
The Report of the Review into the Treatment of Women at ADFA (November 2011) (ADFA Report) made 31 wide ranging recommendations to effect significant cultural change.
The ADF accepted all the recommendations made – 30 in full and one in principle.
In this research brief the sentencing of Indigenous women in Australia is examined. Quantitative and qualitative data on sentencing patterns and practices are presented in relation to Indigenous women in Australia, although the limitations of these data should be acknowledged. Some examples of non-custodial and...
This paper presents a range of data illustrating the level of women's representation at the Commonwealth, state and territory, and local government levels, with a particular focus on the Commonwealth Parliament.
A key measure of women’s empowerment in society at large is their participation...
Consolidates and builds on efforts to integrate a gender perspective into peace and security efforts, protect women's and girls' human rights, especially in relation to gender-based violence, and promote their participation in confict prevention, management and resolution.
It complements a previous brief, Domestic Violence in Australia (92) , issued by the Parliamentary Library in August 2003, which includes links to interest groups and an overview of Commonwealth government violence against women initiatives and perpetrator programs.
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...
An infographic explaining the actions the Australian Government will take on domestic violence.
From the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:
Every woman in Australia has the right to feel safe and live without fear.
Yet, one in six Australian...