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Preventing violence against women

By Know Injury • September 9th, 2019

On average, a woman is killed by a partner or former partner every week in Australia.1 To support women impacted by relationship and family violence in Geraldton, Desert Blue Connect provides counselling, support, advocacy and crisis accommodation for women impacted by violence. In addition to providing support to women who are affected by violence, Desertmore…

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia

By Know Injury • March 6th, 2018

Helping to create a more coherent picture of violence in Australia, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently brought together various data sources around violence in Australia to publish the “Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia” report. Amongst other at-risk groups, the report highlights women as an at-risk group for family, domesticmore…

Initiatives addressing violence against Indigenous women

By Know Injury • February 15th, 2018
Initiatives addressing violence against Indigenous women

In the report, Innovative models in addressing violence against Indigenous women, by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, it focuses on models which intend to reduce family violence in remote communities, with a focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.1 The report is based on qualitative research conducted in three Australian communities,more…

FARE Alcohol Poll 2017

By Know Injury • May 22nd, 2017

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) recently released the results of their 2017 survey of community perspectives on alcohol, with results indicating clear support for government action on reducing harm from alcohol. It showed a staggering majority (92%) of Australians believe alcohol is linked to family and domestic violence, and a growing majoritymore…

Family Violence Prevention Programs in Indigenous Communities

By Know Injury • February 16th, 2017
Family Violence Prevention Programs in Indigenous Communities

Family violence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children continues to occur at a disproportionately higher rate than their non-Indigenous counterparts. It has been recognised as a national priority area in the Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Their Children 2010-20221. The Impact of Familymore…

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