As well as tweeting and reporting from the recent National Research Conference on Violence against Women and Children hosted by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), Annie Blatchford conducted several interviews via the Periscope app for the Croakey Conference News Service.
They are all available at Croakey TV – or watch them below.
On the need for everyone’s research on violence against women and children to intersect with disability
Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) executive director Keran Howe talks with Dr Patsie Frawley from Deakin University about ANROWS research into how to develop informed and effective tertiary responses to violence and abuse for women and girls with disabilities.
Changing attitudes and behaviour in men and boys over the long-term
Western Sydney University’s Dr Michael Salter talks about research into male-focused primary prevention programs in Australia, and how to ensure that attitudinal and behavioural change is sustainable. The work looked at two interesting case studies, the National Rugby League’s Respectful Relationships program and Strong Aboriginal Men.
Bringing sectors together IS rocket science, and it’s urgent
Melbourne University’s Professor Cathy Humphreys gives a preview of her presentation about the PATRICIA project, examining ways to bring together the agencies and sectors working in child protection and family violence.
On the ground approaches by Indigenous women
Professor Harry Blagg from the University of Western Australia talks about innovative models for address violence against Indigenous women, drawn from community focused research in WA, the Northern Territory and Queensland. The work has looked particularly at how Aboriginal women engage on the ground on the issue, and how their approaches, working from a cultural base, differ from the mainstream, notably in the role of men.
On improving how the media portrays family violence
University of Melbourne’s Dr Georgina Sutherland talks about national research into media representations of violence against women and their children. There is, she says, an overwhelming consensus on what can improve coverage, for example reporting social contexts, not perpetuating myths, avoiding blaming women, and going beyond the police for information. And then there’s the issue of the images we can now access….
Sharing survivor stories and reflecting on personal safety
Melbourne Alliance to End Violence Against Women members Dr Laura Tarzia and Violeta Politoff talk about the recently launched ‘Not the Only One‘ website which welcomes the sharing of survivor stories. Violeta and Laura also talk about another University of Melbourne project called i-Decide, which is testing a website for women to self-reflect on the health of their relationships, become more informed about what might help them, and plan for their safety and well being.
Track Croakey’s coverage of #ANROWS2016 here. A final report to come.