Financial abuse left me homeless and sleeping in my car

I had a successful career as a chef and never had trouble finding a job or a place to live. Stepping over homeless people to and from work, a hatted restaurant in Sydney, was my first introduction to homelessness but there’s so much more to it than meets the eye…

The Linkages Between Violent Misogyny…

The Linkages Between Violent Misogyny & Violent Extremism and Radicalisation that Leads to Terrorism   This policy brief is based on policy-focused research and interviews concerning the links between violent misogyny and violent extremism and radicalization...

Three Women Share The Horrifying Reality of Living Homeless In Australia

“No-one chooses to be homeless, I can tell you that." - by Michael Crooks (published by Marie Claire). Today, there are 49,000 women who are homeless across the nation, with no means or assistance to have a home of their own. Michael Crooks speaks to three women – all...

Update on Economic Equality

Has gender equality progressed? Australians have made progress towards gender equality as women continue to challenge historical norms and the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion strengthens. Despite this, women’s progress slipped back a gear in the...

‘Intergenerational Cycle of Violence’

‘Intergenerational Cycle of Violence’ Explained & How to Break It You might have watched some documentaries or crime series where experts try to find causal relationships between the person's delinquency in adolescence, their later involvement in criminal...

Misdiagnosing Intergenerational Trauma

Misdiagnosing Intergenerational Trauma Some children were being medicalised and pathologised at times when they needed trauma care, a conference in Dublin heard A seven year-old boy and his older sister (9), who watched their mother being bound and kept in a wardrobe...

THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF MIS-IDENTIFICATION

Culturally Diverse Victim-Survivors of Family Violence Often Charged Falsely, According to New Paper A new paper released by inTouch has highlighted the concerning and ongoing issue of mis-identification in response to family violence occurring within migrant and...

It’s Time To Take Notice!

New Global Study shows more than a quarter of women have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. Peer-Reviewed Publication in The Lancet Background Intimate partner violence against women is a global public health problem with many short-term and...

Accountants urged to act on ‘uncomfortable numbers’

Time for change: an agenda for action A new CA ANZ playbook shows inventive ways of working can create a more inclusive and fair workplace, narrow the gender pay gap, attract talented professionals and provide an impetus to growth. Being aware of the gender pay gap is...

I Also Want to be an Empathetic Lawyer!

Kate survived three experiences of family violence. The first abusive man in her life was her father, who was both a victim and a perpetrator of family violence. He taught her to tolerate abuse and pander to controlling boyfriends…