Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)


Accurately identifying the “person most in need of protection” in domestic and family violence law

When police are called to an incident of domestic and family violence (DFV), one of their tasks under DFV law is to determine whether a party is in need of protection from future harm. This research project focused on identifying areas of improvement in police...

Sentencing image-based sexual abuse offences in Victoria

The non-consensual creation and sharing of intimate and sexual images and recordings, and threats to create and share such images and recordings, are behaviours collectively known as image-based sexual abuse (IBSA). This report presents the first empirical analysis of how people are sentenced for those...

Social isolation, time spent at home, financial stress and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study investigates the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and the onset of physical and sexual violence experienced by women.
Working paper

Female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence: evidence from Pakistan

The aim of this study is to explore the links between female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence in a highly relevant, yet under-studied context - Pakistan.

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

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.

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

Family and domestic violence is devastating families and communities across Western Australia at alarming rates. This strategy document sets out a clear, whole-of-government and community plan for reducing and responding to this issue over the next decade.