March 2019

Reflections on International Women’s Day – Is it two steps forward, one step back?

It is always a valuable exercise to reflect on the history of International Women’s Day. Many important gains have been made over the last century, and we can take much inspiration from these previous campaigns as we work towards progress for the future.

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March 2019

Statistics: Common Misconceptions and Misrepresentations

Misused statistics are often the focal point for discussions about violence against women. However, much of the data gathered on the prevalence of violence against women, and women’s experiences of violence, can be complex and easily misrepresented or taken out of context.

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January 2019

Impact of the experience of domestic and family
violence on children – what does the literature have
to say?

This literature review was undertaken in order to support an evaluation of a parent education programme and a children’s therapy programme that was introduced in regional Queensland in 2018.  It considers the impact of the experience of domestic and family violence on children.

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October 2018

Alcohol Use and Violence Against Women

This paper gives insights into the literature between alcohol use and violence against women.

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October 2018

Sexual Assault Response Team model

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research is currently undertaking an evaluation of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in Townsville, Queensland. Specifically, the evaluation is exploring the role of the specialist sexual assault service within the SART model.

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October 2018

The Language of Sexual Violence

Rape… sexual assault… sexual violence. What do they mean and what is the difference? We consider the language we use when discussing sexual violence.

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September 2018

Sports and ‘spikes’: Do major sporting events increase violence in the home?

By the time you are reading this, more than likely, the outcomes of the 2018 AFL and NRL Grand Finals will be known. And, more than likely – though further down the page – there will have been media reports of “increases in domestic violence” accompanying these outcomes. We can predict this on the basis of previous reporting, not only reporting on previous Grand Finals but on other major sporting events too.

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September 2018

#Whataboutmen – Key Statistics about men, women and violence

Both men and women can be victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual violence. However, the statistics tell us that these experiences are clearly gendered.

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August 2018

7 Guiding Principles for Workplaces: Domestic Violence Provisions

Australian Employers are responsible for providing safe workplaces – free from harassment, abuse and violence. At times, the impact of gendered violence outside of a workplace, can impact staff at work, with evidence suggesting: Abuse/ harassment often continued at work Abuse involved threatening calls, texts, emails Perpetrators can physically attend workplaces Victims can be prevented from attending work So, how can employers support their staff and maintain a safe workplace?

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