What a friend experiencing abuse needs most is an ally
Women subject to Intimate Partner Violence often rely on friends but it can be difficult for friends to know how to respond say University of Melbourne experts.
What drives Intimate Partner Sexual Violence?
The sometimes unique factors driving Intimate Partner Sexual Violence need to be understood to prevent and counter it, says University of Melbourne expert.
Intimate partner sexual violence and the courts
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence often goes unreported and the legal system can hamper women seeking justice or protection, says University of Melbourne expert.
Consent apps are a bad idea – here’s why
Sexual consent apps only risk protecting perpetrators and reduce sex to a transaction. What is needed is social change, say University of Melbourne experts.
Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse an urgent test for government
The sexual assault allegations consuming Australia's Parliament highlight the need to finally act on proposals for reform, says University of Melbourne expert.
Listening to the voices of survivors of violence and abuse
Hearing womens' voices is central to ending sexual and domestic abuse including when assessing efforts to treat perpetrators says University of Melbourne expert
Women who use force
While family violence is predominantly perpetrated by men, it’s important to understand the reason why some women use force, say University of Melbourne experts
Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships
Australia’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments are in effect crucial strategies for preventing domestic and family violence, says University of Melbourne expert.
COVID-19 and Mexico’s domestic violence crisis
Almost half of all women in Mexico experience domestic abuse and a University of Melbourne expert says it's now a crisis due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The isolation of domestic violence
A University of Melbourne expert discusses the risks of family violence during COVID-19 isolation and the learnings of which support services are working well.