Intimate partner sexual violence

Attacked from the inside

It's estimated that almost one in 10 Australian women has experienced sexual violence at the hands of the person she’s meant to trust most – her intimate partner.

The crime scene may be her own home, her own bed.

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence is little understood, with insidious consequences for the women exposed to it. But thanks to survivors coming forward, research led by the University of Melbourne is now going beyond the silence.

Lead researcher: Associate Professor Laura Tarzia
Contributors: Professor Heather Douglas, Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Mandy McKenzie and Dr Meagan Tyler
Producer: Andrew Trounson
Development: Rafael Gonzalez and Pedro Araujo

CONTENT WARNING: These articles discuss multiple forms of trauma, including sexual violence and assault, abuse and harassment, as well as the effects of this trauma on mental health.

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