PVAW Resource Hub
- Change the story - A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. VicHealth 2015
- Violence against women is unacceptable. What can you do?, Women's Health Grampians 2015
- The Reality of Violence against Women, Women's Health Grampians 2015
- The Reality of Violence against Women - Wimmera region, Women's Health Grampians 2015
- Recommended data sources
- Domestic and family violence in regional, rural and remote communities
Domestic and family violence in regional, rural and remote communities – An overview of key issues
Monica Campo and Sarah Tayton 2015
- Landscapes of violence: Women surviving family violence in regional and rural Victoria
Landscapes of violence: Women surviving family violence in regional and rural Victoria
Deakin University 2014
- Australians' attitudes to violence against women, VicHealth 2013
- Landscapes: State of knowledge 2015
- Domestic and family violence in regional, rural and remote communities An overview of key issues Monica Campo and Sarah Tayton 2015
This research is particularly pertinent for our region and covers many of the aspects of what PVAW means in a rural and regional context.
Please click on the image below for the PDF or visit aifs.gov.au/cfca
- 2013 National Community attitudes to violence against women
A huge national survey has thrown up some alarming headlines about Australians’ attitudes to violence against women.
VicHealth’s poll of 17,500 people looked at the community’s knowledge, attitudes and responses to physical and other forms of violence, finding improvements since the first survey in 1995 but also some “concerning” negative findings.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of death and injury in women under 45, with more than one woman murdered by her current or former partner every week.
- More than ready - Bystander action to prevent violence against women in the Victorian community - Research highlights, Vichealth, 2012
This study, funded by VicHealth and conducted by Dr Anastasia Powell and the Social Research Centre, provides evidence that while many in the Victorian community recognise unacceptable behaviour towards women, individuals and organisations can do more to respond.
This publication is a summary of the VicHealth report More than ready: Bystander action to prevent violence against women in the Victorian community by Dr Anastasia Powell.
For more information about this study and to view the full report, http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ResourceCentre/PublicationsandResources/PVAW/Bystander/More-than-ready_Research%20Report_FINAL_WEB.ashx
- National Implementation Plan for the First Action Plan 2010-2013 - Safe and Free from Violence, The Council of Australian Governments, 2012
- Preventing violence before it occurs_A framework and background paper to guide the primary prevention of violence against women in Victoria, VicHealth, 2007
This report, commissioned by the Victorian Government in 2006, was designed to review international evidence regarding the factors causing violence against women and models of good practice designed to prevent it. An associated aspect of the work was development of an evidence–based framework to support future efforts to prevent violence against women.
- The Cost of Violence Against Women and their Children, The National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children, March 2009
Implementation of Time for Action: The National Council’s Plan for Australia to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (the Plan of Action) aims to reduce the levels of violence against women and their children by 2021. For every woman whose experience of violence can be prevented by the Plan of Action, $20,766 in costs across all affected groups in society are avoided.
- Victoria's Action Plan to Address VAW and Children - Everyone has a responsibility to act 2012-2015, State Government of Victoria, October 2012
This Action Plan outlines the government’s approach to reducing violence against women and children. Prevention through education, community engagement and early intervention are fundamental to ensure long lasting change across the community.
- Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence, Victoria Police, 2014
The Code of Practice (last updated in November 2012) sets a best practice approach to police responsibilities when responding to and investigating family violence. It outlines criminal, civil and referral options for members who attend and supervise family violence incidents.
Edition 3 (2014) includes a foreword from CCP Ken Lay and the following key amendments:
• Enhanced advice on Risk Assessment
• Identifying the Primary Aggressor
• Cross applications
• New legislation on searching for and seizing firearms and other weapons in response to interstate orders
• A new section on adolescents as perpetrators of family violence
• Enhanced information on Family Law provisions
• Parenting Plans
• Recovery Orders for children
• Extension of Family Violence Safety Notices (FVSN) to 120 hours
• New indictable offences for Contravention of FVSN and Family Violence Intervention Orders
• Further information about Charge and Remand
• A new section on the role of Family Violence Teams
Due to the professionalisation of an increasingly specialised workforce, the next iteration of the Code will be drafted as internal “Family Violence Investigative Guidelines”, ie. specific instructions for police member; accompanied by an external Statement of Commitment including the cornerstones of the Code – the options model (criminal, civil, referral), and a pro-arrest, pro-charge approach.