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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...

The ‘revolutionary’ programs giving hope to LGBT domestic violence survivors

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ABC News, By Samantha Selinger-Morris Updated Thu 12/07/2018 at 10:32am Studies show people in same-sex relationships experience domestic violence at similar — and possibly higher — rates as opposite-sex couples. But until recently survivors have suffered in silence and worse, been ignored and misunderstood by the health professionals and police who are supposed to help them, because of the...

Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending: report (Link fixed)

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Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2017 Reports of sexual offences crimes have increased over the last six years. Despite the prevalence of sexual offending in our communities, there is a lack of understanding about these crimes. Myths and misconceptions about sexual offending are common. This is understandable, because sexual offending is a profoundly hidden crime. Much of what we know...

Improving Cultural Understanding & Engagement with People from ATSI Communities

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Improving Cultural Understanding and Engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: Practical learnings to improve your practice (Webinar) 1800RESPECT , October 2016 The details When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 What Time: 01:00 PM AEDT Duration: 45 minutes Where: Online – wherever you like! Presenter: Craig Ridney CEO of Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) Cost: Free...

Stepping Stones: Legal barriers to economic equality after family violence

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Women’s Legal Service Victoria, Melbourne , 2015 From Executive Summary: “Legal and economic problems arise from family violence which result in serious financial hardship for women and, at present, there are no accessible legal remedies to these problems. We have researched the problems in the Stepping Stones project. This report contains the findings of the project and recommendations for...

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