We have to stop child sexual abuse before it happens
A University of Melbourne expert says the shorter sentences handed down for child sexual abuse in Australia tells us the system isn’t working and has to change
Trust betrayed: Attacked from the inside out
Women are exposed to a particularly insidious and damaging trauma when subjected to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, says University of Melbourne expert.
The uncomfortable truth about child sexual abuse
Despite the headlines, perpetrators of child sexual abuse are most likely to be close to the family, says University of Melbourne and Deakin University experts.
Let’s not wait for the next attack. We can act
Early intervention services are critical for helping prevent harmful sexual behaviour in young people and we them urgently, says University of Melbourne experts
A teacher’s pet or a victim of sexual abuse?
The Teacher's Pet podcast examines issues like domestic and sex abuse, but according to a University of Melbourne expert, the words we use are important.
Why investigative journalism matters more than ever
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Walter Robinson from the Boston Globe discusses investigative reporting.
Dynamics of Scandal: On facilitating, denying and covering up institutional child sex abuse
Sociologist Prof Chris Greer explores the often murky agendas of organisations, media, and individuals in the facilitation, denial and cover-up of sexual abuse.
Helping sexual violence survivors heal needs understanding
A University of Melbourne report recommends more co-operation between mental health and sexual violence services to provide better support for survivors.
Pornography: Exhibit A
Children who have sexually abused other children have spoken candidly on their behaviour, putting the spotlight on the need to tackle pornography and education.
More than a yes or no question
Changing the definition of sexual consent from just saying “no” to having to say “yes” is a good step but we can’t pretend that consent is just a word problem.