The project aims to investigate similarities and differences in women's lived experiences of domestic violence across ethnic, cultural and class contexts; to historicise its cultural representations and their impacts; and to identify and assess policy and legal measures to constrain domestic violence.
Significance This project's significance lies in its goal to address a persistent threat in Australia. Expected outcomes are the first book-length history of domestic violence in Australia, articles, direct sector engagement and a digital database to build future research capacity. Its anticipated benefit is new analysis that assists policymakers, service providers, the media and the public to understand historical processes that have shaped Australian gender relations.
Funding Body Australian Research Council (Project ID: SR200200460)
Funding Budget $177,546
Project start date October 2020
Expected completion date September 2023