Data report reveals an uncomfortable truth

Until now, the Personal Safety Survey has been the primary data on violence in Australia. It is a detailed data set, but it relies on people’s memories and perceptions of the violence they have experienced and what they are willing or able to share with people conducting the survey. These responses provide a good indication of … More Data report reveals an uncomfortable truth

A Question of Consent

Earlier this month, a young woman named Saxon Mullins shared her story for the first time with the broadcaster’s Four Corners program. Her case is deeply disturbing and pushes most of us to ask some tough questions about the notion of consent. The facts of the case, undisputed by both parties, are distressing. Luke Lazarus took … More A Question of Consent

Sexual assault of women – no laughing matter

Weeks after  US Presidential nominee Donald Trump passes off his comments advocating for the sexual assault of women as harmless “locker room talk”, private chats among some Melbourne Law School students show how far we have to go to change privileged entitlement culture among Australian men. University of Melbourne law student, 22-year-old Eleanor Henry, recently picked … More Sexual assault of women – no laughing matter

Male community leaders urged to challenge dowry related violence

A Dinka (Southern Sudanese ethnic group) riddle poses that “If you were crossing a river with your cow and wife and there is danger of drowning and you can save only one of them, which one would you save? The answer is  “that you save the cow because with it you can marry another woman.” … More Male community leaders urged to challenge dowry related violence