Violence against women

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Violence against women and girls
VAWG
NARROWER TERMS
Policy report

Hate speech against women: addressing a democratic crisis

Public discussion of speech expressing contempt for women has intensified in Australia in recent times. This policy brief provides an overview of this pressing policy challenge, focussing on how such speech represents a crisis of democracy through its silencing of women and limiting of their...
Fact sheet

Violence against people with disability in Australia

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence than people without disability. This fact sheet summarises the prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence and stalking and harassment against people with disability.
Fact sheet

Intimate partner violence against people with disability in Australia

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence by a partner than people without disability. This fact sheet is part of a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women aged...
Report

Nowhere to go

Building new social housing to support women escaping family violence would more than pay for itself in averted costs and economic spin-off benefits, according to this report to be submitted to the 2021 national Women’s Safety Summit.
Report

Shifting the line: boys talk on gender, sexism and online ethics

This research focusses on online communication between boys and girls, and was framed within a broader context of gender equality and ethics. It seeks to explore new ways of approaching prevention of sexual harassment, violence and abuse, as well as other forms of gendered violence.
Report

Situation analysis: migrant and refugee women’s experiences of policing and good practice in police responses

This paper is based on research with police across Australia to understand systems and processes in place to facilitate culturally appropriate and gender responsive engagement with migrant and refugee women.
Report

Working in new ways to address family violence and sexual violence

In September 2018, the New Zealand government announced the formation of the Joint Venture for Family Violence and Sexual Violence. In this document, the Office of the Auditor-General takes an early look at this new way of working. Recommendations for how the joint venture can...
Briefing paper

Interventions for perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia

This paper synthesises the findings of 20 ANROWS research studies, published between October 2018 and June 2020, on the topic of domestic, family and sexual violence perpetrator interventions.
Report

How does domestic violence escalate over time?

In this paper, the authors conclude that the disparity between studies using different data highlights the difficulty in determining whether escalation is in fact characteristic of abusive relationships. It is apparent that additional research, using different data and methods, is needed to explore this dimension...
Evaluation

Respectful relationships education to prevent gender-based violence

The focus of the Respectful Relationships Education in Primary Schools pilot was on implementing and evaluating a whole-of-school approach to respectful relationships education in primary schools, focusing on Years 1 and 2 (students aged five to seven years) in particular. This report is the final...