Violence against women is now recognised to be a serious and widespread problem in Australia with enormous individual and community impacts and social costs1.
(2015) Violence against women: Additional analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Personal Safety Survey 2012, Horizons Research Report, Issue 1, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), Sydney; and Woodlock, D., Healey, L., Howe, K., Mc Guire, M., Geddes, V. (2014) Voices against violence paper one: Summary report and recommendations, Women with Disabilities Victoria, Office of the Public Advocate and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. 1-6; Statistics Canada (2003) Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile 2003, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Ministry of Justice, Canada. National Crime Prevention (2001) Young people and domestic violence: National research on young people’s attitudes and experiences of domestic violence, Crime Prevention Branch, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra; and Cox (2015), see note 2.
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There was no statistically significant difference between fathers and mothers in the frequency of reporting having often felt fearful after experiencing physical violence or emotional abuse since separation, and fathers were statistically significantly more likely than mothers to report having often felt controlled or coerced after experiencing physical violence or emotional abuse since separation.
When it came to severity, fathers were also more likely than mothers to report experiencing the highest level of fear, control and coersion (10 on a 10-point scale) that they felt arising from the focus parent’s behaviour since separation.
Globally, violence resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1.28 million people in 2013 up from 1.13 million in 1990.
Corlin, past president of the American Medical Association said: "The United States leads the world—in the rate at which its children die from firearms." He concluded: "Gun violence is a threat to the public health of our country." Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development.
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Why Men Don't Do Anything About It Why Men Don't Get Help? For example, Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence related assaults than non-Indigenous people. 55% of women with children presenting to specialist homelessness services nominated escaping violence as their main reason for seeking help. CWS 52, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra.Research from the 2012 ABS Personal Safety Survey and Australian Institute of Criminology shows that both men and women in Australia experience substantial levels of violence. (2015), see note 2; and Woodlock, D., Healey, L., Howe, K., Mc Guire, M., Geddes, V. Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014). Based on Victorian figures from Vic Health (2004) The health costs of violence: Measuring the burden of disease caused by intimate partner violence, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012) Specialist homeless services data collection 2011-12, Cat. HOU 267, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015) Child Protection Australia 2013-14, Child Welfare Series No. Children exposed to family violence are classified as experiencing ‘emotional abuse’, which, while a broader category, is the most commonly substantiated type of harm (39%) in child protection notifications across Australia. Police across Australia dealt with 239,846 domestic violence incidents in 2015, an estimated 657 domestic violence matters on average every day of the year (or one every two minutes) – calculated for police data sourced across all states and territories, collated at ABC News. Price Waterhouse Coopers (2015) ‘A high price to pay: the economic case for preventing violence against women’, report prepared for Our Watch and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Vic Health).Battered Men - The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence5.365 million men battered each year, silent too long ...