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One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15 and almost one in five have experienced sexual violence. A study of Victorian women demonstrated that domestic violence is the leading preventable contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged...
This briefing paper defines domestic and family violence, outlines NSW Government strategies, and, provides a snapshot of recent developments federally and in Queensland and Victoria.
Domestic and family violence is an all too common crime in NSW, as it is...
In this submission seven clients of Salvation Army family violence services speak about their experiences of the family violence and justice systems and make recommendations to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Highlights the need for ‘no wrong doors’ for people seeking support for family violence and provides evidence of insufficient integration and coordination between the specialist family violence service system and service systems such as homelessness and disability.
Summary In this submission, Melbourne City...
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...
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...
This paper provides an overview of the best available contemporary evidence on the way news and information media portray violence against women.
In the paper studies are grouped into three broad areas of inquiry: 1) media representation (how content and discourse...
Summary: This state of knowledge paper draws on both national and international literature and policy and program evaluations, to establish what is currently known about innovative responses to violence against Indigenous women in Australia.
A key issue for researchers and practitioners lies in...
There is strong community support for the cessation of extreme violence against women. A significant barrier to achieving this change is low recognition of the heart of the issue and where it begins. There is a clear link between violence towards women, and attitudes of...
Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020 (Safe Homes, Safe Families) is the Tasmanian government’s, coordinated, whole-of-government action plan to respond to family violence.