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Domestic Violence: applying research to policy, prevention and practice

  • RMIT University City Campus, Kaleide Theatre , 360 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

A discussion on challenges of addressing domestic violence and the role of collaborative and applied research in creating a society where women are equal and can live free of fear.

Domestic and family violence is increasingly recognised as an urgent social and human rights problem.

In Australia, a woman is murdered every week by a current or former partner, and every day women and children are living in fear of violence in their homes.

National research further shows that one in six women have experienced physical or sexual violence from a male partner or former partner.

This public forum brings together representatives from government agencies, domestic violence response and policy sectors, in conversation with RMIT researchers and educators on domestic violence and the need for social change.