‘What kind of abuse is him spitting in my food?’: reflections on the similarities between disability hate crime, so-called ‘mate’ crime and domestic violence against women with intellectual disabilities – Journal of Disability & Society

ABSTRACT Domestic violence against women with learning disabilities is a wholly under-researched topic. A recent study indicated that there are strong parallels between domestic violence, disability hate crime and ‘mate’ crime. This article explores these similarities and argues that rather than treating them as discrete phenomena, we need to make the connections and re-affirm the … [Read More] ‘What kind of abuse is him spitting in my food?’: reflections on the similarities between disability hate crime, so-called ‘mate’ crime and domestic violence against women with intellectual disabilities – Journal of Disability & Society

Revealed: the hidden problem of economic abuse in Australia – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Jozica Kutin, Mike Reid and Roslyn Russell Only recently have government and family violence services had access to data specifically on economic abuse. We analysed ABS data that identifies, for the first time, the extent of economic abuse in Australia. We established that disability, health status and financial stress were significantly associated with … [Read More] Revealed: the hidden problem of economic abuse in Australia – The Conversation

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

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

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

How can we Make the World’s Cities Safer for Women and Girls? – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Caroline Moser, Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester and Cathy McIlwaine, Professor of Geography, Queen Mary University of London One in three women around the world currently experience gender-based violence. Harmful practices such as trafficking, forced marriage, domestic violence and female genital mutilation occur both in public and in private spaces. Today, these … [Read More] How can we Make the World’s Cities Safer for Women and Girls? – The Conversation

Child Welfare Involvement and Contexts of Poverty: The role of parental adversities, social networks, and social services – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights Poor parents highlighted contexts of poverty that led to child welfare involvement Parents commonly cited adversities such as substance abuse and domestic violence Disadvantaged and fractured social networks provided opportunities for involvement Reliance on social services also brought parents into the child welfare system ABSTRACT Research documents a link between poverty and child welfare … [Read More] Child Welfare Involvement and Contexts of Poverty: The role of parental adversities, social networks, and social services – Children and Youth Services Review

Australia could learn a lot if it actually listened to Indigenous women on domestic violence – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Celeste Liddle For two days last year, a crowd of mainly Aboriginal women from many communities across Central Australia gathered in Alice Springs to discuss the impacts of family and domestic violence on our communities. We also talked about the many initiatives being undertaken to counter this devastating epidemic, of … [Read More] Australia could learn a lot if it actually listened to Indigenous women on domestic violence – Sydney Morning Herald

UK experience of domestic violence disclosure schemes is a cautionary tale for Australia – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Sandra Walklate The 2009 murder of Clare Wood by her ex-partner led to the introduction of a national domestic violence disclosure scheme (known as “Clare’s Law”) in England and Wales. The scheme aims to prevent the perpetration and escalation of violence between intimate partners through the sharing of information … [Read More] UK experience of domestic violence disclosure schemes is a cautionary tale for Australia – The Conversation

Voice and Choice: Children’s Rights in ‘Adult Conversations’ and Child Protection Decision Making – The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Part of a 5-post series on a social innovation perspective on child protection Royal Commissions Listening to the voice of children and young people is something we talk about a lot in child protection; it’s one of those things that we say is important, however when we’re having difficult conversations about whether or not to remove … [Read More] Voice and Choice: Children’s Rights in ‘Adult Conversations’ and Child Protection Decision Making – The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Violence is Not Our Culture – Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Violence is Not Our Culture is a short film produced by VACCA in conjunction with Latrobe Community Health Service, Victoria Police and local Aboriginal community members.  It was funded by DHHS Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group Community Initiative Fund. The short film follows the story of Camela and Dylan, two young people from central … [Read More] Violence is Not Our Culture – Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Select list(s):

Follow BroCAP on Twitter

Click on a date to search archive

March 2017
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Disclaimer

Posts are for information purposes and do not constitute endorsement by the Brotherhood of St Laurence