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Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group with the new ANROWS report. Provided by author

Safe, respected and free from violence: preventing violence against women in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has the highest rates of domestic, family, and sexual violence in Australia. The Tangentyere women’s group shows how prevention projects can address gender inequality.
Gun violence spiked in more than half of all U.S. states in the first 13 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Gun violence soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds – but the reasons why are complex

The pandemic brought about a sharp rise in mental health concerns, deep unemployment and an unprecedented amount of social isolation – a potentially deadly combination alongside rising gun sales.
According to experts, specialist police stations (such as women’s police stations) will need to be appropriately staffed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous officers trained to work from both gender and culturally sensitive perspectives. Dean Lewins/AAP

Women’s police stations in Australia: would they work for ‘all’ women?

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.
Members of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group from Alice Springs at an event to discuss combatting family violence at Parliament House in Canberra, 2018. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image

We need a national plan to address family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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.

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