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Technology-facilitated abuse of women with intellectual or cognitive disability

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The eSafety Commissioner (eSafety), August 2021 This research explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability. The findings are based on interviews with women with intellectual or cognitive disability and frontline workers who provide support services. This research was commissioned to address major gaps in the evidence...

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...

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...

How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

Impact of COVID-19 on Migrant and Refugee Women and Children Experiencing DFV

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Women’s Safety NSW, Published: July 31, 2020 Whilst research on the prevalence of violence against migrant and refugee women is limited, what is known is that cultural, language and systemic barriers serve to reduce access to safety and support for this group of women, and they are at higher risk of domestic homicide. (AIC 2020) This also corresponds with lower rates of reporting amongst...

New Guides: Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities

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Women with Disabilities Victoria, July 2020 WDV’s Workforce Development Team  have produced two new resources. These resources outline the best practice response to violence against women with disabilities, including supporting a woman who discloses experiencing violence, and lists a number of referral services. (Please note some of the referrals are specific to Victoria. 1800RESPECT provide free...

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