Association Between Neighborhood Violence and Biological Stress in Children – JAMA Pediatrics

KEY POINTS Question:  Could neighborhood violence and associated conditions lead to biological stress in children? Findings:  A matched, cross-sectional study of 85 children examined whether the rate of violent crime in a neighborhood, rate of reports of domestic violence, and density of liquor or convenience stores were associated with telomere length and cortisol functioning. Each … [Read More] Association Between Neighborhood Violence and Biological Stress in Children – JAMA Pediatrics

Creating Meaningful Access to Justice for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women: Preliminary investigation into the use of interpreters in family violence matters – WLSV

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Access to interpreters is key to unlocking real and meaningful access to justice for some women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds who have experienced family violence. Interpreters at court are the conduit through which clients with limited English language fluency can understand and be heard. Whether making an application, … [Read More] Creating Meaningful Access to Justice for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women: Preliminary investigation into the use of interpreters in family violence matters – WLSV

Domestic violence also has an economic penalty – we need to tackle it – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Jane Bullen and Natasha Cortis While Australia has a national conversation on domestic violence, some of the harms of this violence remain in the shadows. The ways violence degrades women’s financial status and access to economic resources are particularly poorly recognised. Our research provides evidence for what many domestic violence practitioners have … [Read More] Domestic violence also has an economic penalty – we need to tackle it – The Conversation

A focus on financial resilience out of reach for Muslim women – Women’s Agenda

Extract from an article by Maha Abdo We must include and support Muslim women when talking about financial resilience, says Maha Abdo, the CEO of the Muslim Women’s Association who shares her story below. This interview is published with the help of Good Shepherd Microfinance, in the lead up to the Resilient Women Summit in Sydney, supported by … [Read More] A focus on financial resilience out of reach for Muslim women – Women’s Agenda

Why we need to educate journalists about Aboriginal women’s experience of family violence – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Lilly Brown If violence against women is a national priority, and Aboriginal women are disproportionately affected, then the experiences of Aboriginal women need to be valued, made visible and reported on appropriately. According to the Council of Australian Governments, gendered family violence is one of: … the most pervasive forms of … [Read More] Why we need to educate journalists about Aboriginal women’s experience of family violence – The Conversation

Money Minded Impact Report 2016: The role of financial education in a family violence context – RMIT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Family violence affects all layers of society – individuals, families, communities, businesses and government. The impacts are extensive to all, but particularly to women. ANZ commissioned this research to explore the role of financial institutions in addressing the issues that arise from family violence. The role of all businesses includes a … [Read More] Money Minded Impact Report 2016: The role of financial education in a family violence context – RMIT

The lifetime economic and social costs of child maltreatment in Australia – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights This study estimates lifetime costs associated with child maltreatment in Australia. Lifetime financial costs related to child maltreatment were estimated at $9.3 billion. Lifetime non-financial costs were estimated to be $17.4 billion. A strong economic case exists for expansion of prevention and early intervention. ABSTRACT A cost of illness (COI) study was undertaken to … [Read More] The lifetime economic and social costs of child maltreatment in Australia – Children and Youth Services Review

Report: Domestic violence and gender inequality – Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Extract Gender inequality and domestic violence 2.1 This committee has previously inquired into domestic violence in Australia. In that report the committee noted that there is a complex range of social and personal factors that can contribute to the incidence and severity of domestic violence. As part of that report, the committee discussed the gendered nature of domestic … [Read More] Report: Domestic violence and gender inequality – Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee

The High Cost of Economic Abuse in Relationships – Motto

Extract from an article by Jessie Van Amburg October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one in three women have experienced some form of violence or intimidation in a romantic relationship. Women are the victims of 76% of reported cases of domestic violence. But domestic violence doesn’t … [Read More] The High Cost of Economic Abuse in Relationships – Motto

New Domestic Violence Action Plan Focuses on Sexual Violence and Children – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Ellie Cooper The plan sets out six priority areas – early intervention, improved support for Indigenous women, greater choice for women leaving domestic violence, an increased focus on sexual violence, support for children living with violence and perpetrator intervention programs. The third action plan marks the halfway point of the … [Read More] New Domestic Violence Action Plan Focuses on Sexual Violence and Children – Pro Bono Australia

Domestic violence leave: If a family is fleeing, like mine did, you don’t want to stand in their way – The Age

Extract from an article by Andie Fox Have you ever run with a baby? You’re up, you scoop, you leap. Bone against bone, you and the baby in your arms knock against one another. But within two of your running strides, the baby knows to fold herself into you, she tucks under your chin and … [Read More] Domestic violence leave: If a family is fleeing, like mine did, you don’t want to stand in their way – The Age

Domestic violence and women’s economic security: Building Australia’s capacity for prevention and redress: Final report – ANROWS

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety’s (ANROWS) final report – Domestic violence and women’s economic security: building Australia’s capacity for prevention and redress – has been released. The report reinforces the way domestic violence contributes to high levels of financial stress among Australian women, influencing decisions about leaving violent relationships and women’s financial circumstances … [Read More] Domestic violence and women’s economic security: Building Australia’s capacity for prevention and redress: Final report – ANROWS

Coalition to unveil details of $100m domestic violence package – The Age

Extract from an article by James Massola The Turnbull government will release further details of a $100 million domestic violence package in Brisbane on Friday. About $30 million in funding for front-line legal assistance and family law services will be detailed at a Council of Australian Governments national summit to reduce violence against women and children. … [Read More] Coalition to unveil details of $100m domestic violence package – The Age

Domestic and family violence initiatives and funding across Australian jurisdictions in 2016-17: a quick guide – Australian Parliamentary Library

Extract from a Research Paper by Helen Portillo-Castro Domestic and family violence initiatives and funding across Australian jurisdictions in 2016-17: a quick guide Helen Portillo-Castro Social Policy Section This quick guide provides a summary of recent funding commitments by state and territory governments to address domestic and family violence. It provides context for these commitments by … [Read More] Domestic and family violence initiatives and funding across Australian jurisdictions in 2016-17: a quick guide – Australian Parliamentary Library

An Explanation of Honour-related Killings of Women in Europe through Bourdieu’s Concept of Symbolic Violence and Masculine Domination – Current Sociology

ABSTRACT This article aims to explain the lethal violence against women observed in certain contexts in recent years. It analyses the phenomenon of female homicide victimization through the lens of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of symbolic violence. The principal manifestation of homicide of female victims explored in this article are honour killings in migrant communities in … [Read More] An Explanation of Honour-related Killings of Women in Europe through Bourdieu’s Concept of Symbolic Violence and Masculine Domination – Current Sociology

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