We must act now to stop child sexual exploitation in residential care
The Australian state of Victoria must properly resource and implement policies to prevent child sexual exploitation, say University of Melbourne experts.
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.
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
Abuse in sport: Bad apples or bad barrels?
Athlete abuse isn't just rogue individuals but a systemic problem, and sport organisations need to start addressing it, says University of Melbourne research
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.