By Loni Cooper
Reporting the experiences of survivors of domestic violence takes more than just tact
By Loni Cooper
The media’s coverage of violence against women is improving – but best practice reporting isn’t always the norm, according to the findings of a landmarkstudy.
By Kate Stanton
A new website examining the media’s reporting of violence against women will also aim to educate journalists about the issue against a backdrop of unprecedented public interest.
What was the tipping point that brought a long-ignored subject out of the shadows and onto the front pages of the nation’s dailies? And will the media’s current interest in the issue of violence against women lead to real change?
Footballers behaving badly has long been a blight on the game, but for a decade the AFL has been teaching young players about respect as well as their responsibilities.
A collective sigh of relief came from those working to end violence against women when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently acknowledged the root cause of domestic violence as gender inequality and called for a ‘cultural shift’ in Australia to end the scourge.
Researchers are looking into how posttraumatic stress can be a trigger in some cases of domestic violence.
By Freddy Woodhouse
The horrific death of Luke Batty came about amid systemic failings, according to the coroner. Annie Blatchfordunpacks the findings of Judge Ian Gray.
Domestic violence researchers are trialling a website that works like a counselling service for women experiencing violence, as the number of apps and web-based tools being offered to support women continues to grow.
By Karen Coombs
The use of technology is causing a rise in the number of breaches of intervention orders as the courts try to keep up with the numerous ways new devices are being used to stalk people.
Karen Coombs explores the issue in this podcast.
Two Melbourne University academics drawn together by their work around the issue of violence against women have launched a research alliance to help tackle the devastating social problem.
A $30 million national advertising campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence has been widely backed by experts who agreed that it was right for governments to be drawing attention to the problem.
Social media is taking issues such as domestic violence to a wider audience.
Australian of the Year Rosie Batty describes the culture of victim-blaming as “soul destroying” when it comes to family violence, saying that those who choose to question the victim over the perpetrator need to be held accountable.
Storify by Matthew Wade
Leaders of Australia’s top universities and their residential colleges have quietly shelved attempts to collect and share data about sexual assaults on their campuses.
By Kate Stanton
Lawyers working within the Royal Women’s Hospital are giving abused women discreet legal advice in an initiative that could be extended to other health centres.
By Bec Zajac
Once, domestic violence matters were dealt with a day a week in Frankston’s law courts. Now, such proceedings can fill four days.
Local councils across Victoria are looking to create a different sort of level playing field, one that is truly inclusive and adds momentum to the campaign to help prevent violence against women.
By Ania Dutka
Where better to start a campaign for ending violence against women than in the classroom?
By Bec Zajac
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Fiction masquerading as fact? How some men’s groups seek to challenge the weight of statistics regarding domestic violence, which identify men overwhelmingly as the perpetrators of such violence and women and girls overwhelmingly as the victims.
The legal system plays a crucial role in combating domestic violence, a scourge that accounts for the death of an Australian woman each week on average. As attitudes towards domestic violence change over time, Australia’s laws, through a series of landmark cases, have had to evolve.
Did you know that when a woman is physically assaulted she knows the perpetrator in more than seven out of 10 cases? Or that violence is more likely to kill a woman than smoking and obesity combined? Here are the shocking facts.
Given the manner in which Australia’s media reacted to the nation’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, is it fair to conclude that our society is awash with sexist attitudes?