Violence Against Women

Cover - Violence Against Women
  • Violence Against Women
  • Volume 418
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • Print book ISBN: 978 1 925339 36 9
  • E-book ISBN: 978 1 925339 37 6
  • Year: 2017
  • E-book: $28.00

Violence against women is now being recognised as a serious, widespread problem, with enormous social costs and individual and community impacts. In Australia, one in three women over the age of 15 years have experienced physical assault; over half of all women have experienced at least one incident of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. Men’s violence affects women across all sectors of society and includes sexual, emotional, psychological and financial abuse. A wide range of attitudes and beliefs continue to excuse, justify, minimise and hide physical and sexual violence against women. As a society, we need to address these misconceptions and entrenched gender inequality to effectively respond to violence against women and their children, and ultimately to prevent it. This title details the various forms of violence used against women, and presents the latest research findings on prevalence and attitudes. The book also focuses on understanding and countering sexual assault and harassment, and explores the latest approaches to dealing with gender-based violence. Although violence against women is a confronting social problem, it is ultimately preventable.

Chapter 1: Prevalence and attitudes

Chapter 2: Sexual violence and harassment

Chapter 3: Gender-based violence prevention

Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index