Violence prevention


9 Aug 2019

This fourth COAG action plan sets out an ambitious agenda to achieve change and reduce domestic, family and sexual violence against women and children across five priority areas. It is written for governments, policy makers and community sector organisations, and provides an overview of the...


25 Jul 2019

This resource is an updated second edition of the ANROWS special collection on Perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence . This publication offers a guiding resource on Australian peer-reviewed publications and grey literature.


2 Jul 2019

This report contains a review of the evidence behind the use of CCTV surveillance in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) in South Australia, and takes a closer look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.


27 Jun 2019

The purpose of this volume is to document the use of action research in evaluating domestic and family violence (DFV) prevention activities in five local government areas around Australia.


Reflections on uptake and impact, lessons learned and Our Watch’s ongoing work to embed and expand the evidence on prevention
24 May 2019

This publication is an interim review of Change the story , which was published in 2015. It reviews the uptake of, and response to, the report by policy makers, practitioners and other readers, and users of the framework across Australia, and considers the lessons learned...


24 May 2019

This resource evaluates the overall impact of Our Watch in the five years since its launch in 2013. It finds that in a short timeframe, Our Watch had proven itself as a well-respected and trusted organisation, that is driving change in the prevention of violence...


20 May 2019

The focus of this research is young people as agents of change in preventing violence against women. This reflects the origins of R4Respect as primarily a domestic violence prevention program.


3 Apr 2019

This statement sets out the Victorian government's long-term vision for the creation of a family violence system that is more inclusive, responsive and accessible to all Victorians.


25 Mar 2019

This report highlights the progress of the family violence reforms since the Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down its report in 2016.


27 Feb 2019

In January 2019, No to Violence led a regional Listening Tour in NSW to hear what’s needed to better prevent and respond to domestic and family violence in local communities. This report that calls for a much bolder investment from NSW leaders to ending men’s...


14 Jan 2019

Research shows that one in four women in Australia has experienced at least one incident of non-physical abuse from a partner. However, half of Australians find it difficult to recognise non-physical forms of abuse between partners. This resource aims to support prevention practitioners in their...


Scoping review of issues and service responses
11 Dec 2018

This paper looks at what is currently known about intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and what service providers can do to ensure appropriate support is available to this client group.


Scholarship research report
1 Dec 2018

The overall aim of the Kainga Tu’umalie (Prosperous families) faith-based research project reported here, was to identify how Tongan indigenous cultural – faith approaches can mitigate the rampant effects of violence. This involved identifying and theorising Tongan cultural concepts in relation to Fofola e fala...

Literature review

1 Dec 2018

This report provides a literature review to identify existing family violence initiatives that specifically target men to improve their health and overall wellbeing.


Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)
30 Nov 2018

This report documents findings from the National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) and considers them in the context of other related research. It has been written for an audience interested in greater detail about the concepts measured in the survey, survey findings...


30 Nov 2018

This report has been written to document the methods used in the redevelopment of the survey instrument, data collection and analysis. It has been written for an audience with an interest in the detailed methodology used and assumes a knowledge of basic research and statistical...


Practice inquiry 2018
28 Nov 2018

This research was commissioned by the Bayside Peninsula Integrated Family Violence Partnership and the Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership. Using a ground-up approach that privileges the voices of frontline practitioners, it aims to improve understanding of practice within Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs) operating...


27 Nov 2018

OPAN and other services targeting elder abuse operate in a changing landscape that has seen elder abuse gain increasing policy attention, community awareness and dedicated resourcing. Significant movement on a number of major initiatives has occurred in the last two years.

Literature review

26 Sep 2018

By outlining global evidence of what works to prevent violence against women and girls, this literature review provides one measure that Australia can use to assess the effectiveness of its investments and programs.

Draft report

Background and evidence summary draft: 25 September 2018
25 Sep 2018

This plan is intended to provide a coordinated approach to reducing violence against women and their children, through collaboration with all Australian jurisdictions.



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