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Violence against women

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Violence against women and girls
VAWG
NARROWER TERMS
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...
Briefing paper

Respectful relationships education as part of a national approach to preventing gender-based violence

This policy brief provides guidance to education policy-makers and bureaucrats, as well as other interested stakeholders, on how to design, implement, coordinate and monitor evidence-based respectful relationships education.
Literature review

Respectful relationships education in schools: evidence paper

This evidence paper summarises the findings of the literature to guide future actions by education systems in their efforts to end violence against women.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

This report outlines a series of recommendations which seek to inform the development of the next national plan to reduce violence against women and their children, which is due to commence in mid-2022.
Working paper

Gender norms and domestic abuse: evidence from Australia

This paper contributes to the growing literature on the effect of gender norms on social and economic outcomes. It expands on previous research on domestic violence, by considering both physical and emotional violence. The authors examine violence across the entire population, not just among disadvantaged...
Journal article

Change in prevalence of psychological and economic abuse, and controlling behaviours against women by an intimate partner in two cross-sectional studies in New Zealand, 2003 and 2019

This article explores changes in reported lifetime prevalence of psychological abuse, controlling behaviours and economic abuse between 2003 and 2019, and the past 12-month prevalence of psychological abuse by an intimate partner were examined.
Report

Experiences of coercive control among Australian women

Awareness of coercive control within the context of abusive intimate relationships is greater than ever before in Australia. This study examines the characteristics of violence and abuse reported by 1,023 Australian women who had recently experienced coercive control by their current or former partner.
Report

Pacific young people’s understanding of family violence

This report has been prepared to broaden understanding about young Pacific people’s identity and world views, and to explore how these understandings influence young Pacific people’s perceptions of healthy family relationships and family violence.