Violence against women

Violence against women and girls

Family violence and temporary visa holders during COVID-19

This study captures the immediate needs, contexts and circumstances of 100 women who held temporary visas and sought the support of inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (inTouch) due to their experience of family or domestic violence during the first lockdown phase.

When home becomes the workplace: family violence, practitioner wellbeing and remote service delivery during COVID-19 restrictions

This report draws attention to the wellbeing considerations for Victorian practitioners working remotely to support people experiencing and using violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides critical insights into how practitioners can be supported remotely to do this incredibly challenging, yet crucial work.

The relationship between gambling and intimate partner violence against women

This qualitative study investigated the relationship between gambling and violence by men against their female intimate partners. It also found that further gambling-related harm (including economic abuse) is enabled by current protocols of gambling operators and financial institutions.

Victim-survivor perspectives on longer-term support after experiencing violence and abuse

To help inform the development of longer-term support services in communities throughout New Zealand, MSD contracted The Backbone Collective to find out from people who identify as female, via an online survey, what kind of longer-term support would have helped them get safe, recover and...
Briefing paper

Women’s imprisonment and domestic, family and sexual violence

This synthesis is designed for policymakers and practitioners engaging with people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence and imprisonment. It is also relevant for those who are developing policy frameworks addressing domestic, family and sexual violence; imprisonment; housing; mental health; substance use; and related...

A perfect storm

This report shows how domestic abuse has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. It examines the impact on survivors; how abusers use the pandemic as a tool of abuse; and how the services supporting survivors are affected.

Impact of COVID-19 on migrant and refugee women and children experiencing DFV

This report from Women's Safety NSW offers the experiences and professional observations of multicultural domestic and family violence specialists supporting hundreds of migrant and refugee women this critical time.
Briefing paper

Violence against women and mental health

This paper provides a synthesis of ANROWS’s research on violence against women and mental health, examining the way that mental health intersects with trauma, complex trauma, disability, coercive control, access to justice and parenting. It is is designed for policymakers and practitioners engaging with women...

Employees who use domestic and family violence: a workplace response

Leading Australian employers are set to tackle the confronting issue of employees who use domestic and family violence as part of nationwide efforts to end this endemic societal scourge. This resource recognises that any comprehensive workplace response to domestic and family violence must also include...

Path to safety: Western Australia’s strategy to reduce family and domestic violence 2020–2030

This initial two-year action plan, implemented between July 2020-June 2022, will include initiatives that respond to particular needs arising during the COVID-19 emergency response and recovery phases.