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Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives

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  • Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives 
    Title: Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives
    Author: PIPER ALAN/STEVENSON (EDS)
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/07/2019
    Imprint: MONASH UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING
    Price: $34.95
    Publishing status: Active

    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
    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.






    ISBN: 9781925835304
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