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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...
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...
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...
Presents the current state of knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities.
This paper is a comprehensive review of published literature to present the current state of knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in...
This resource contains a set of clear actions that are needed to address the many drivers of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. This is a national resource, intended to encourage, guide and support a national effort by many organisations and stakeholders, at...
This publication contains a curated collection of research and other resources, covering a range of topics relating to understanding and preventing violence against women in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
In this National Press Club address delivered 11 June 2003, Professor Mick Dodson discusses the different forms of violence afflicting Aboriginal communities. Dodson examines entrenched relationships of violence that exist between Aboriginal people, and against Aboriginal people, about domestic violence between partners, sexual violence against...
Dhelk Dja is the key Aboriginal-led Victorian Agreement that commits the signatories – Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal services and government – to work together and be accountable for ensuring that Aboriginal people, families and communities are stronger, safer, thriving and living free from family violence.
Foregrounding the perspective of Aboriginal people who work within the family violence space or have had experience of family violence, this report supports the creation of a network of place-based Indigenous family violence strategies owned and managed by Indigenous people.
Hannah McGlade who writes about how Aboriginal women and girls are being discriminated against by the criminal justice system on the basis of their Aboriginality and gender, notwithstanding the existence of formal legislation prohibiting such discrimination. In examining the legal system's unequal treatment of Aboriginal...