This Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's safety research report uses longitudinal data to assess the prevalence of sexual violence over life courses and its impact on mental health and well-being in Australian women. The report offers recommendations for policy, practice and future research.
Reducing relationship and sexual violence: Findings from reviews about the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander programs in school and tertiary education settings
ANROWS has released this research report as part of the What works: Overviews of reviews series. It examines the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander programs in schools and tertiary education settings. The overview of the evidence from systematic reviews found promising results in the areas of improving attitudes and increasing knowledge, however the results were mixed when considering whether the programs reduced violence. The report contains key factors associated with increased effectiveness.
The effectiveness of crisis and post-crisis responses for victims and survivors of sexual violence: An overview of findings from reviews
ANROWS has released this research report as part of the What works: Overviews of reviews series. This study outlines the state of the evidence from existing systematic reviews in relation to the effectiveness of crisis and post-crisis interventions for victims and survivors of sexual violence. It found that the most evaluated crisis response interventions were sexual assault response teams and sexual assault nurse examiner programs, and while there is emerging evidence that these are effective across several outcomes, the evidence base is limited and the quality of the evidence overall is poor. Evaluations of post-crisis responses were found to be similarly small and lacking methodological rigour despite some evidence of improved mental health outcomes.
Who uses domestic, family, and sexual violence, how, and why?
The Queensland University of Technology report addresses domestic, family, and sexual violence, focusing on perpetrator-related aspects often overlooked in national data. It explores risk factors, behaviour patterns, self-report data, and research gaps, providing valuable insights to guide prevention and reduction efforts effectively.