This ANROWS paper aims to help tertiary services respond more effectively to the needs of women with disabilities. Drawing upon the experiences of women with disabilities who have used domestic and family violence services, and a survey of service providers, the report sets out a number of recommendations. Recommendations include greater promotion of access, cross sector collaboration and inclusion of the views and experiences of women with a disability and experiencing family violence in service design.
‘You going to uni?’ Exploring how people from regional, rural and remote areas navigate into and through higher education
The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education at Curtin University and the University of Wollongong have released this report investigating risks to university completion for students from regional, rural and remote locations of Australia. Drawing on interviews and surveys with university students, the study found that key enablers of university completion included individual strengths and qualities, strong networks of support from family and community, and belongingness and connectedness.
“It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”: How young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has released this report exploring young people’s understandings of domestic violence, which builds upon insights gained from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey. Many new insights and findings were found and are detailed in this report.
“They thought it was safe – but it wasn’t”: Recognising children’s rights as a means of securing children’s safety in Australia’s family law system
This report from the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University outlines the findings of a multiple case study project with adult victim-survivors of family violence whose parents went to court when they were children. The study found many common themes and includes recommendations to minimise harm to children in family courts, underpinned by a child right’s approach.
“Your behaviour has consequences”: Children and young people’s perspectives on reparation with their fathers after domestic violence
This paper from Katie Lamb, Cathy Humphreys and Kelsey Hegarty (University of Melbourne) presents ﬁndings from qualitative research undertaken in Australia with children and young people who have experienced domestic violence aged 9 to 19 years. It explores children and young people's perspectives on fathering in the context of domestic violence as well as the key messages they believe fathers who attend a program to address their violence need to know. This paper will focus on some of the ﬁndings of the study, with a particular focus on the issue of reparation which was identiﬁed as a strong theme in children and young people's accounts.