CategorySexual, gendered & partner violence

Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide: Family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities

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Rainbow Health Victoria, 10th August 2021 Rainbow Health Victoria is proud to announce the launch of the new resource Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide: A guide to support communications and engagement in primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities. This guide has been produced by the LGBTIQ Family Violence Prevention Project 2019-2021, a ground-breaking initiative...

Challenging myths about culture and violence in migrant and refugee communities

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Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), June 2021 The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health has developed a resource called “Challenging Myths about Culture and Violence in Migrant and Refugee Communities”. It aims to challenge some of the negative ways that migrant and refugee communities are framed in discussions about violence against women. Challenging myths is intended...

“Sex Ed”: Young people, consent and the Australian curriculum (Video of webinar)

ANROWS,  July 5th 2021 Adolescence is a time where ideas and beliefs about relationships, including gender roles and sex, are being developed. Sexual and consent education occurs through various pathways including schools, youth services, the media, families and parenting, and peers and pornography. Evidence shows that pornography impacts knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about sex, intimacy...

Nearly half of all women are denied bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report ‘My Body is My Own’

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United Nations Population Fund,  14th April 2021 Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to UNFPA’s 2021 flagship State of World Population report, released today. For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy: the power and agency to make...

‘Good intentions are not enough’: Calls to consider complex coercive control faced by migrant women

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SBS News, 24/2/2021 Groups representing culturally and linguistically diverse communities are calling for a cautious approach to criminalising coercive control that gives a voice to already vulnerable victim-survivors. Coercive and controlling behaviours are complex and can look vastly different across culturally and linguistically diverse communities, experts have told a parliamentary inquiry...

Most women who commit family violence turn to verbal abuse, report finds

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The Guardian, 13/01/2021 Australian-first research on women who abuse their partners and children has found women’s violence is underpinned by different motivations and dynamics to those of violent men. Led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Curtin University in collaboration with not-for-profit organisations Baptcare and Berry Street, it is the first Australian research to examine...

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