Establishing specialist women’s police stations has been suggested as a solution to violence against women in Australia. However research does not cover racial and gender inclusion in this policing.
The recent Women’s Safety Summit highlighted Australia’s problem with gender-based violence. However, violence experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is still not being addressed.
Young people living in the challenging contexts of urban informal settlements may be more at risk of experiencing generalised anxiety disorder.
Prominent cases continue to draw attention to the wrongful imprisonment of First Nations women.
A change in how witnesses, victims and authorities respond to domestic violence reports paired with limited social services placed victims in a vulnerable position during the pandemic.
With the reauthorization of the nation’s landmark anti-domestic violence law, there’s the chance that more cases of violence against Indigenous women will be prosecuted.
Policies are needed to prevent child marriage and protect women who marry as children from abusive relationships.
The law continues to treat intimate partner violence like a bar fight – considering only what happened in a given violent incident. But domestic violence isn’t about just physical violence.
Children exposed to intimate partner violence were two to three times more likely to have impaired language skills, sleep problems, elevated blood pressure and asthma.
A sexual education program in Mexico City provides a blueprint for Australia. It shows how to engage students in conversations about lived experiences, among other effective methods.
Following the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, more than half the women in one study reported experiencing domestic and family violence. Many had never experienced it before.
The protests carried on for days and continue to simmer in a country whose social fabric has been torn by toxic masculinity and a violent colonial past.
Australia first needs a better understanding of what coercive control is and how to respond to it. If law reform is rushed, victims will be put at risk.
Stay-at-home orders and social distancing make technology all the more important for maintaining human connections. They also make it easier for abusers to use technology against their victims.
Canada must consider funding programs that allow abuse victims and survivors to bring their pets with them when they leave their partners.
What would you do if you weren’t safe at home – and now you’re not allowed to leave because of the coronavirus pandemic?
Women who lived in more deprived neighbourhoods during the first 18 years of their lives were nearly 40% more likely to experience partner violence in early adulthood.
While popular portrayals of hairdressers and beauticians present them as “bimbos”, salons can also provide a refuge for clients to share painful realities.
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men’s perpetration, but not women’s experiences of violence.
Women and children remain vulnerable to harm even after intimate violence has occurred. Coordinating a community’s response can help avoid educational, employment, social, housing and legal problems.