Category Archives: Academic

A high price to pay: The economic case for preventing violence against women

PwC, VicHealth and Our Watch, November 2015 A High Price To Pay -The economic case for preventing VAW, produced by PwC, estimates the costs and benefits of preventing violence against women. It identifies the economic and social costs of violence … Continue reading

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Work with men to end violence against women: a critical stocktake

Michael Flood, 2015 Flood Work with Men to end Violence Against Women CHS 2015 This paper provides a critical assessment of efforts to involve men in the prevention of men’s violence against women.  

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Horizons – Research Report

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), 2015 This ANROWS research report provides substantial additional analysis of data collected in the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2012 Personal Safety Survey (PSS). The PSS is the most comprehensive quantitative study … Continue reading

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A concise guide to evaluating primary prevention projects

VicHealth, 2015 This guide has been designed to support practitioners in the growing field of primary prevention practice. Its nine steps cover the fundamentals of evaluation with associated tools to support the work of planning and undertaking evaluation.

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The Preventing Violence Against Women Lancet Series

The Lancet, 21 November 2014 In November 2014, The Lancet published a series of papers on violence against women and how to prevent it. The series included papers on a variety of key topics, including: Prevention of violence against women and girls … Continue reading

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Introducing Our Watch

Our Watch was established by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments in 2013 for the purpose of driving nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. Our Watch recently released its five-year strategic … Continue reading

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Domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia: an overview of the issues

http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1415/ViolenceAust Janet Phillips and Penny Vandenbroek, Parliamentary Library Research Paper Series, 2014 This research paper updates several previous Parliamentary Library publications on the levels of violence experienced by women in Australia. The paper includes an overview of research on the prevalence of … Continue reading

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Australians’ attitudes to violence against women

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Publications/Freedom-from-violence/2013-National-Community-Attitudes-towards-Violence-Against-Women-Survey.aspx – VicHealth, 2014 The findings from the 2013 National Community Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) tell us that we have been able to challenge a culture that allows violence against women to occur. There have been sustained … Continue reading

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Gender equality and violence against women: What’s the connection?

http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/pubs/researchsummary/ressum7/index.html – Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2014 The perpetration of men’s violence against women is understood to be a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women. But unravelling the link between gender inequality … Continue reading

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Violence against women: fast facts

http://www.anrows.org.au/publications/fast-facts/key-statistics-violence-against-women – ANROWS, in collaboration with the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children, 2014 This resource presents key statistics on women’s experiences of domestic and family violence and sexual assault in an easy-to-read, infographic format. The information is … Continue reading

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