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Current news & media articles on violence against women and their children
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Current news & media articles on violence against women and their children

Tuesday, 30th August 2016


Current media coverage includes sexual harrassment and rape on university campuses and Australian Federal Police service, one woman’s escape from ISIS, and victim blaming in online media.

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National

Domestic violence increased after the Black Saturday bushfires
Business Insider, 30/8/16
“Women were hit by a rise in domestic violence following the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria 2009, a study has found.”

Schoolgirl porn photo-sharing website back online after being shut down
The Sydney Morning Herald, 30/8/16
A pornographic photo-sharing website featuring images of Australian schoolgirls is back online 10 days after being shut down by authorities.

Domestic violence reports double in Western Australia’s Pilbara, legal service says
ABC News, 29/8/16
“The number of domestic violence cases reported to the Pilbara Community Legal Service has more than doubled over the past year.”

Students crash Sydney Uni open day while carrying mattresses with messages condemning campus rape
news.com.au, 28/8/16
“Female and male students carrying mattresses with messages condemning campus rape, have crashed the Sydney University open day, storming a lecture promoting the University to parents of prospective students.”

Sexual harassment of students by university staff hidden by non-disclosure agreements
The Guardian, 26/8/16
“Universities’ use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual harassment cases involving staff and students is allowing alleged perpetrators to move to other institutions where they could offend again, according to academics, lawyers and campaigners.”

Why is sexual harassment in the AFP systemic? And can the culture be changed?
The Conversation, 25/8/16
“A report released this week revealed widespread and entrenched sexual harassment and bullying in the ranks of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Like similar reviews before it, the extent and severity of sexual harassment in the AFP was reported as shocking. The problem was also described as systemic and requiring significant cultural reform.”

Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre’s successful ‘Through the eyes of a child’ program will be presented at US symposium
Quest Community Newspapers, 23/8/16
“A groundbreaking idea that encouraged perpetrators of domestic violence to share their experiences with the public has sparked international attention.”

International

New USC School of Social Work Study Reveals Prevalence of Rape Victim-Blaming in Online Culture
PRWeb, 30/8/16
“A new study from the University of Southern California School of Social Work has uncovered an extremely prevalent bias against victims of rape within online and comment sections of major media outlets. The most common theme examined was victim blaming, where victim blaming occurred in one out of four of online comments reviewed.”

From ISIS slave to U.N ambassador: who is Nadia Murad?
Chinchilla News, 26/8/16
“Flanked by a translator and one of Australia’s foremost experts on genocide, Nadia Murad sat still and quiet before a Brisbane audience earlier this week to tell a story that has shocked the world.”

U.N. program aims to collect data on domestic violence in Asia-Pacific region
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 26/8/16
“The UNFPA and the Australian government on Wednesday launched a program to train researchers and field workers in the Asia-Pacific region to collect and analyze data on the violence that women experience.”

Pacific women call for investigation of women’s rights in West Papua
RNZ, 25/8/16
“Pacific women are calling for an independent mission to investigate violence against women in Indonesia’s Papua region.”



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