CategorySexual, gendered & partner violence

Opening Doors: Ensuring LGBTIQ-inclusive family, domestic and sexual violence services

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, October 13th 2022 LGBTIQ people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV) should be able to choose from and readily access a range of services that provide expert support in ways that respect and affirm their lives, bodies, identities and relationships. However, there remain significant gaps in access to...

Sexual harassment, aggression & violence victimisation among mobile dating app & website users in Australia

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Australian Institute of Criminology, 04-10-2022 Today the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has released a report that reveals that three in every four survey respondents had been subjected to sexual violence facilitated via dating apps in the last five years. Sexual harassment was the most common form of behavior reported, as well as abusive and threatening language, and unsolicited...

Sexual assaults increase for tenth year in a row: ABS

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 28th July 2022 The number of police recorded victims of sexual assault nationally increased by 13 per cent in 2021, the tenth annual rise in a row, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). William Milne, head of crime and justice statistics at the ABS, said there were 31,118 sexual assaults in 2021, the largest number...

Intimate partner violence before and during the COVID-19 lockdown

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O’Hara Caitlin Alsandria, Tan Rayner Kay Jin (2022) Intimate partner violence before and during the COVID-19 lockdown: findings from a cross-sectional study in Singapore. Sexual Health, Background: The coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in lockdowns worldwide, with reports suggesting a concomitant increase in the incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV). This study was...

A global review of existing literature on the sexual exploitation of boys

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ECPAT International (Global Boys Initiative), released 2021 In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that we lack a comprehensive understanding of  how sexual exploitation affects boys. Data on the sexual exploitation of all children is generally lacking. When it does exist, it tends to focus on girls. Yet, evidence suggests that boys may be as, or even more, vulnerable than girls in...

Stopping violence against women starts with learning what misogyny really is

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The Conversation, Published: March 15, 2022 2.55am AEDT, by Katy Dineen, College Lecturer in Teaching & Learning Enhancement, University College Cork & Maria Moulin-Stożek, University Professor, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa The problem of violence against women might seem insurmountable. But focusing on education about misogyny may provide a place to start. In particular, it is...

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