While coercive control legislation would mark a monumental shift away from the violence model of abuse, which sensationalises discrete episodes of physical assault, the reality is that the laws are unlikely, in and of themselves, to serve victims’ needs and prevent future harm.
Zara Gudnason reflects on the inadequacies of the system in protecting the most vulnerable and the tragedy that can occur when crucial services are under-resourced.
Not a psychological thriller, nor a whodunnit, Jessica Moor’s debut novel, The Keeper, is emphathic and diligent in it’s efforts to move issues surrounding domestic violence into the mainstream
Australia has yet to grapple in a co-ordinated and meaningful way with the pervasiveness and severity of coercive control in the lives of abused Australian women.
Jess Hill’s engaging book is a call for us to rethink the structures enabling the continuing national crisis of domestic violence.
On Violence creates a conversation about violence as a national emergency and what needs to be done to prevent it.
Boys Will Be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and the Toxic Bonds of Mateship By Clementine Ford Allen & Unwin Clementine Ford has delivered a fantastic piece of work written with a delicious language that is a well-crafted blend of passion, anger and humour. Boys Will Be Boys takes the reader through the very concerning series of […]
Anna Arstein-Kerslake and Claire Spivakovsky discuss the draft Terms of Reference recently released by the Disability Royal Commission, and whether it will address the issues of violence experienced by persons with disabilities.
From gender and sexuality to war and conflict, HRAFF showcases some unbelievable films this year. Right Now covers 5 unmissable films.
This latest poem by Tessa Flemming delves into the unforgettable nature of trauma and is inspired by Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Brett Kavanaugh.
When a widespread problem defies national borders, what can neighbouring nations do to fulfil the rights of their people?