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Calls for segregated mental health wards to reduce sexual assault risk

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ABC (Katherine Gregory on AM), February 2020 Sexual violence against women in mental health wards is going unchecked, despite service providers’ awareness of the problem. A new report has found women in Victorian mental health wards are vulnerable to sexual assault, harassment and violence from male patients and staff. It’s calling for stricter separation of male and female patients...

Resource on sexual harassment in the workplace during the festive season

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Working Women’s Centre SA Inc, November 2019 The Working Women’s Centre SA Inc has created a guide for employers to assist them with preventing & responding to sexual harassment in the workplace during the festive season. This guide will assist employers in planning a safe and truly celebratory event. It is designed to be shared amongst workplaces in the leadup to the work...

Tough man stereotype can hurt women and men: report

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Our Watch, November 2019 Men who conform only to rigid stereotypes of how to be a man are more likely to have sexist attitudes and behaviours, which in turn makes them more likely to perpetuate violence against women, according to a new report by Our Watch and the Victorian Office for Women. The landmark study, Men in focus, is an extensive review of Australian and international research evidence...

One in six Australian women experience abuse before they are 15, data shows

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Australian Associated Press, Wed 5 Jun 2019 09.04 AEST Damning new data about Australia’s rates of domestic and sexual violence reveal that one in six women experience abuse before they are 15 and one woman is killed by her partner every nine days. Based on national population surveys and set against a backdrop of declines in overall violence, rates of partner violence and sexual violence have...

Findings from the latest National Community Attitudes Towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

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ANROWS, May 2019 Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey are now live. The survey collects information through telephone interviews with over 17,500 Australians 16 years of age and over. Key findings: Encouraging results • Most Australians have accurate knowledge of violence against women and do not endorse this violence. • Most Australians...

New Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics Directory

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 19 December 2018 For the first time, sources of family, domestic and sexual violence statistics have been collated into a central directory by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The new ‘Directory of Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics’ aims to improve the awareness and utilisation of family, domestic, and sexual violence...

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