Gender violence in Australia: historical perspectives

Piper, Alana, and Stevenson, Ana (2019) Gender violence in Australia: historical perspectives. Australian History . Monash University Publishing, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

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Abstract

In 2015, the Australian federal government proclaimed that violence against women had become a national crisis. Despite widespread social and economic advances in the status of women since the 1970s, including growing awareness and action around gender violence, its prevalence remains alarming. A third of all women in Australia have been assaulted physically; a fifth of all women have been assaulted sexually. Intimate partner violence is significantly more prevalent in Australia than in Western Europe or North America. One woman each week is murdered by an intimate partner, and recent research suggests that nearly forty per cent of all women who suicide have a history of domestic or family violence. Domestic violence is a precipitating factor in a third of all homelessness. The resulting strain on government services and lost productivity means that family violence has been estimated as costing the Australian economy around $13.6 billion a year. The histories presented in this collection indicate exactly where these violent behaviours come from and how they have been rationalised over time, offering an important resource for addressing what amounts to a widespread, persistent, and urgent social problem.

Item ID: 67523
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-925835-30-4
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Copyright Information: © Copyright 2019. Copyright of this collection in its entirety is held by the editors, Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 22:01
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4405 Gender studies > 440504 Gender relations @ 20%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history @ 40%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430309 Gender history @ 40%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past @ 80%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130204 The media @ 10%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1399 Other culture and society > 139999 Other culture and society not elsewhere classified @ 10%
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