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New figures show that the number of female perpetrators of domestic assaults in New South Wales has been steadily increasing over the past ten years - and it's not only against partners.
In the 60 months to March 2015, domestic violence, indecent assault, sexual assult, theft from dwelling and fraud increased in New South Wales, while other types of major offences decreased or remained stable.
In the 24 months to March 2014, only...
This report was created to help document the true nature and extent of violence against children across the world.
Violence against children occurs every day, everywhere: the slaps of an upset parent to control an ‘unruly’ child, the sexual victimization of...
In the 24 months to March 2014, domestic violence, indecent assault and fraud increased in New South Wales, while other types of major offences decreased or remained stable.
In the 24 months to March 2014, only three of the 17 major...
This Interim Report makes recommendations to confer on members of Victoria Police a power to remove, hold and detain persons pending an application for an interim intervention order. As the initial response by police to a family violence incident is particularly important in the process...
Several different systems of investigation into violent death exist in Australia, such as those conducted by the police, coroners and the National Homicide Monitoring Program. However, none of these look at domestic and family violence-related fatalities specifically, or analyse a group of domestic homicides occurring...
The presentation by Veena Poonacha, Professor and Director, Research Centre for Women’s Studies, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India, begins by describing the Self Help Groups (SHGs) movement and will subsequently narrate the struggles of the women in a tribal community in the heart of the...
This report documents the first research conducted on violence and abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual (LGBT) relationships in Sydney and the services and help that was accessed by those who experienced abuse.
Domestic violence is a major health concern for gay, lesbian,...
Help-seeking has been defined as ‘…any communication about a problem or troublesome event which is directed toward obtaining support, advice, or assistance in times of distress’ (Gourash 1978, p.414). The presupposition of any family violence intervention and prevention initiative is that help-seeking by or on...
Despite the growing incidence of family violence amongst Cook Islanders in Aotearoa New Zealand, practice interventions to support the safety and healing of Cook Islands victims, perpetrators and their families are promulgated from within western knowledge and theories of family violence. As well, these matters...