When women are raped by women


Marie Claire (US), Mar 30 2016 Sexual assault is perceived as a straight issue, perpetrated by men against women. Thanks in part to the battered women’s movement of the 1980s and the growing awareness of the current rape culture in the United States—from assaults on college campuses to abuse within relationships—we’ve been hearing a predominantly heterosexual story. But...

Domestic and family violence and homelessness in Australia


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), December 2015 Key findings 187,000 (or one-third) of the 520,000 Australians who accessed specialist homelessness services (SHS) between 2011–12 and 2013–14 were adults and children seeking assistance for reasons of domestic and family violence. The complexity of domestic and family violence situations requires continued support over long time...

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