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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.

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ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.

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To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


RP.14.11

Advocacy for safety and empowerment: Good practice and innovative approaches with Aboriginal women experiencing family and domestic violence in remote and regional Australia.

Completed
March 2017

Over past decades there has been much debate about ways of supporting victims of family and domestic violence, especially of Aboriginal women in remote and regional areas.


This research seeks to explore the challenges in partnership with three community-based, women’s specialist services that are long established in their communities, and are influenced by the politics of self-determination, identity and empowerment.

Using participatory methodology the project asks how remote and regional women’s organisations that serve Indigenous populations have learned lessons and thrived. It focuses on three key service challenges: outreach, advocacy, and safety planning. It explores the ways services respond to the culturally and context specific needs of Aboriginal women, with what priorities, under what conditions, and with what success criteria?

It also explores how and in what ways have Indigenous women themselves (as workers, clients and community members) acted to shape and influence the approaches of women’s specialist services.

In co-developing and testing methods for monitoring and evaluation, the project will produce practical resources for regional and remote family and domestic violence services, and ultimately improve responses and support for Aboriginal women and their children.

This project provides evidence to improve services for Aboriginal women who have experienced family and domestic violence.


Researchers

Principal chief investigator:

Dr Judy Putt, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of New England.

Chief investigator:

Dr Robyn Holder, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance, Griffith University.

Research partners / team members:

Ms Diane Gipey/Ms Dale Wakefield, Coordinator, Alice Springs Women’s Shelter (ASWS).

Ms Andrea Mason, Chief Executive Officer, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Family and Domestic Violence Service (NPYWC FDVS).

Ms Mirjana Wilson, Executive Director, ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)


Downloads

Publications

Women’s specialist domestic and family violence services: Their responses and practices with and for Aboriginal women: Key findings and future directions

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Publications

Women’s specialist domestic and family violence services: Their responses and practices with and for Aboriginal women: Final report

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Publications

Developing outcome measures for crisis support and intervention: A summary of lessons learnt by women's specialist domestic and family violence services from a research project

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Fact sheet

Advocacy with and for Aboriginal women experiencing domestic and family violence: A practice guide

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Fact sheet

Outreach with and for Aboriginal women experiencing domestic and family violence: A practice guide

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Fact sheet

Safety planning in crisis situations with and for Aboriginal women experiencing domestic and family violence: A practice guide

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Publications

Advocacy for safety and empowerment: State of knowledge paper

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see also

Fact sheet

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara Women’s Council’s Domestic and Family Violence Service: a history and overview

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Fact sheet

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (ACT): a history and overview

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Fact sheet

Alice Springs Women’s Shelter: a history and overview

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Presentations

ANROWS Inaugural National Research Conference 2016



Budget

$245,000 (approx.)

Funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS’s 2014 core grant round.

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Contact ANROWS

PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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