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  1. 30 March 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Stopping sexual assault means addressing violence in relationships

    Frequently sexual assault and domestic violence co-occur; according to a University of Melbourne expert it makes no sense to tackle one without the other.

  2. 3 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 3 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 3 May 2021 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  5. 19 March 2021 - Humanities

    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.

  6. 5 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 23 February 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  8. 13 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  9. 23 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  10. 21 August 2020 - Science Matters

    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.