First Nations women
Through investigating the existing data and literature around those groups disproportionately represented as victim-survivors of coercive control and those who experience specific controlling behaviours, this paper explores the intersectional complexities of coercive control experiences and the potential barriers to seeking support in Australia.
This report features nine case studies that demonstrate the essential role of Aboriginal and Torres Islander led decision-making and self-determination and need for reflection and accountability from governments and mainstream services.
When Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies was first published, it ignited a passion for research change that respected Indigenous peoples and knowledges, and campaigned to reclaim Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Twenty years on, this collection celebrates the breadth and depth of how Indigenous...
In this report, Change the Record and the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum expand on their call for a genuinely, self-determined National Plan to implement community-led responses to violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.
This research report looks into the experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in remote and regional locations, with a particular focus on different types of experiences, cultural sensitivities which surround this abuse, and how women can best be supported.
Who is most at risk of physical and sexual partner violence and coercive control during the COVID-19 pandemic?
This study shows that, consistent with what is known about patterns of domestic violence more generally, some Australian women were much more likely than others to have experienced physical or sexual violence and/or coercive control during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The purpose of this guide is to develop a comprehensive evidentiary foundation to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s cultural responsibilities, leadership aspirations and links to economic empowerment.
This is an evaluation report produced on behalf of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KSVP), a throughcare program supporting Aboriginal women who have been incarcerated in the Alice Springs Correctional Centre for an alleged violent offence. It replaces an earlier interim report, published August 2020.
Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
This report identifies priorities for reducing and preventing violence against, and improving services for, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Victorian and New South Wales towns of Mildura and Albury–Wodonga. It examines the capabilities of frontline family violence services, both Aboriginal-controlled and...
This report builds upon past research work through a strengths-based national engagement process, seeking community reflections on the status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls’ rights over the past 34 years, and into the present day.
The key aim of this project has been to elevate the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, and to reflect the holistic and interconnected nature of their lives. This community guide sets out the major findings and cross-cutting themes that are...
Cultural respect in midwifery service provision for Aboriginal women: longitudinal follow-up reveals the enduring legacy of targeted program initiatives
This study provides evidence that well-designed and delivered Indigenous content and community placement opportunities in midwifery programs can have a lasting impact on service provision to Aboriginal women.
Antenatal care use and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and their babies: 2016-2017
This report explores the factors associated with antenatal care use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, and how these may relate to baby outcomes—including how this varies spatially across the Indigenous Regions (IREGs) of Australia.
The recommendations in this paper are aimed at enabling health services to maximise their effectiveness in providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, babies and their families during pregnancy and childbirth.
This article investigates why Indigenous boys’ programs receiving significantly higher funding than programs for Indigenous girls.
This is an interim evaluation report produced on behalf of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KVSP), a throughcare program supporting Aboriginal women who have been incarcerated in the Alice Springs Correctional Centre for an alleged violent offence. It outlines the initial findings of a broader...
This report from Women’s Safety NSW highlights the key issues and complexities facing Indigenous women and children impacted upon domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 health crisis.
The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) is failing to meet the needs of Indigenous Australian women, resulting in many women not regularly participating in cervical screening. This study offers recommendations that will help screening providers support Indigenous women to start and continue to screen regularly.
This report outlines key housing needs and challenges for women through national research undertaken across regional Australia. It offers new knowledge and insights that are relevant for policy and key decision makers across all levels of government, community housing providers, researchers and the private sector.