2014 Castan Human Rights Report: Gender-based violence – beyond the first 20 years
By Heli Askola Despite many advances in preventing gender-based violence, one in three Australian women over the age of 15 has experienced physical or sexual violence and roughly one woman a week is killed by their partner or ex-partner. As some commentators have pointed out, these figures dwarf the incidence of ‘one-punch assaults’ or shark…
Violence against women is becoming more violent: special International Women’s Day post
Guest Blogger: Associate Professor Andrea Durbach, University of New South Wales As the world marks International Women’s Day, violence against women, although triggering pockets of protest and solidarity with victims and survivors across the world, is increasing in scale and the violence, in the words of UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, “is becoming…
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