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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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About ANROWS

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.


EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Breaking silences: Media and the Child Abuse Royal Commission

Aim

This project aims to analyse the role of media, journalism and social media activism in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2013 to 2017). By focusing on the nexus between media and commissions of inquiry in the digital era, the project is investigating the impacts of a rapidly changing media environment on this national "listening" exercise.

Methods

This project uses a case study approach to critically analyse the role of transitioning local, national and social media in triggering, reporting on and keeping alive the findings of the Royal Commission.

Significance

This project will contribute to ensuring victims of institutional child sexual abuse are heard, and justice is upheld.

Funding Body

Australian Research Council (Project ID: DP190101282)

Funding Budget

$298,319

Project start date

August 2019

Expected completion date

August 2022
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