Violence prevention


Established to focus on developments in research, policies and actions since the Royal Commission into Family Violence, this collection includes of policy-relevant resources that relate to current and emerging issues in Australia and research, policy and evaluation relevant to the design and implementation of activities...

Wiyi yani u thangani (Women's voices): First Nations Women’s Safety Policy Forum outcomes report - November 2022

This report primarily deals with context setting and the steps required for how to move forward in designing effective plans and policies to end violence. At the heart of this report is the recognition of the importance of First Nations women’s lives, diverse strengths and...

Young, in love and in danger: teen domestic violence and abuse in Tasmania

Teen domestic violence and abuse is a serious public health issue - causing a wide range of detrimental impacts for victim-survivors, perpetrators and society. This report outlines the findings of recent research into teen domestic violence, and provides recommendations for preventing and responding to it.

Keeping people safe from domestic and family violence

This audit examines how effectively state public sector entities keep people safe from domestic and family violence (DFV), prevent it from occurring, and rehabilitate perpetrators to minimise re-offending. The audit also assesses how these entities coordinate with non-government DFV services.

Defining and identifying hate motives: bias indicators for the Australian context

This report presents bias indicators for the Australian context and discusses their concept, uses, benefits and risks. The bias indicators presented are the result of extensive consultations with local experts, including academics and practitioners working in law enforcement agencies, government and non-government organisations and community...

National plan to end violence against women and children 2022-2032

This strategy document is the overarching, national policy framework that will guide actions towards ending violence against women and children over the next 10 years. It highlights how all parts of society must work together to achieve the shared vision of ending gender-based violence.

Older persons deprived of liberty

This report examines what deprivation of liberty means from the perspective of older persons and how it affects the full enjoyment of their human rights; analyses some of the underlying causes of deprivation of liberty of older persons; highlights the human rights challenges and risks...

Report of the Inquiry into extremism in Victoria

This report on the Inquiry into extremism in Victoria is the result of extensive research and consultation by the Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee at the Parliament of Victoria.

National plan stakeholder consultation: final report

This report provides an overarching account of the views of those consulted - representing the diverse perspectives on how the next 'National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children' must be developed, implemented, governed and measured to provide the most effective effort towards...

The choice - violence or poverty: domestic violence and its consequences in Australia today

The research published in this report reveals the shocking extent of domestic violence suffered by women who are now single mothers, and outlines in grim detail the economic, health and other consequences of the choice these women made to leave the violence.

UNFPA implementation of the Essential Services Package for women and girls subject to violence: a consultation report

The Essential Services Package (ESP) for women and girls subject to violence is a global guidance supporting national systems to respond to gender-based violence across four key sectors: health, social services, justice and police. This report provides a summary of UNFPA key achievements in rolling-out...

“It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”: how young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse

The research in this study underscores the value of promoting young people’s voices in research, policy and practice design. By centring young people’s voices, the findings give rise to important implications for policies and strategies aimed at preventing domestic violence and abuse and for respectful...

National plan victim-survivor advocates consultation: final report

Violence against women is a national crisis in Australia. The federal government is presently developing the next national plan to end violence against women and children. This report report reveals that systems improvements are needed to appropriately respond to the issue, with many victim-survivors experiencing...

Equality and justice for all

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on human rights, violence prevention and gender equality.

Overview of responses to the Violence and abuse of people with disability at home issues paper

The Disability Royal Commission published the 'Violence and abuse of people with disability at home: issues paper' in December 2020. This document provides a brief summary of what the Commission has been told in the responses to the issues paper. While the purpose of this...

Young women’s report 2022

This report's findings emphasise the prevalence of violence and abuse in young people’s lives, along with the inadequacy of institutional responses to violence against young women and non-binary people.

Changing the landscape: a national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities

Violence against women and girls with disabilities is a serious and preventable violation of human rights. This resource is relevant to anyone involved in policy development or program funding, design, planning or implementation, and those working ‘on the ground.’

Reducing relationship and sexual violence: findings from reviews about the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander programs in school and tertiary education settings

The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the evidence from systematic reviews, in relation to the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander intervention programs in school and tertiary education settings.

Listen. Take action to prevent, believe and heal

This review report calls on the ACT Government to commit to a wide-ranging, long-term strategy aimed at preventing sexual violence.

Te Aorerekura: The national strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence

The purpose of this document is to set out a framework to eliminate family violence and sexual violence, to drive government action in a unified way and harness public support and community action.