Examination of the health outcomes of intimate partner violence against women: State of knowledge paper

Publisher: ANROWS, 2016

Status – CURRENT

This paper systematically reviews evidence on the health outcomes for women in Australia experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), noting that causal pathways are complex and subject to a rapidly growing body of knowledge.  It also describes current data sources on the prevalence of IPV and possible ways to address the gap in exposure data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

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A preventable burden: Measuring and addressing the prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence in Australian women: Key findings and future directions

Publisher: ANROWS, 2016

Status – CURRENT

This report outlines new findings on the health impacts of intimate partner violence and the contribution it makes to the overall disease burden in Australian Women. The findings are considered in the context of other evidence and the implications for policy, practice and further research are discussed. The second of two reports, this one focuses on two populations that experience the highest health impacts: women of reproductive age (18-44 years) and Indigenous women (see above).

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Examination of the burden of disease of intimate partner violence against women in 2011: Final report

Publisher: ANROWS, 2016

Status – CURRENT

This report extends results from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 (ABDS 2011) to produce detailed estimates of the health burden due to exposure to IPV that are specific to Australian women in 2011. Of note, this report also includes estimates of attributable burden using a broader definition of IPV than used in the ABDS 2011, one that includes non-cohabiting partners as well as partner emotional abuse.

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Hidden Hearts: Cardiovascular Risk and Disease in Australian Women

Publisher:  Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, Oct 2016

Status – CURRENT

This report highlights a number of compelling issues surrounding cardiovascular disease, one of the most critical health issues for Australian women. The report provides a number of recommendations for consideration.

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The Australian Women’s Health Charter

Publisher: Australian Women’s Health Network, 2016

Status – CURRENT

The Australian Women’s Health Charter seeks to influence all political parties in the lead up the 2016 Federal election. It calls on them, if elected, to commit to national leadership in taking action to ensure the health and well-being needs of all women in Australia are met.

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Investing in women’s mental health: strengthening the foundations for women, families and the Australian economy

Publisher: Australian Health Policy Collaboration, April 2016

Status – CURRENT

This paper makes a case for a new and comprehensive policy approach to improving women’s mental health across the life course. This requires a commitment to identifying gendered risk factors and tackling them through protective public policy measures. The paper proposes actions to federal, state and territories governments, primary health networks, service providers and all local, regional and national bodies in order to translate that commitment into meaningful and measurable policy implementation

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Hear Me Out Women’s experiences of seeking help for domestic violence in the ACT: A qualitative research report

Publisher: Women’s Centre for Health Matters Inc, April 2016

Status – CURRENT

This report presents a summary of findings from WCHM’s research into women’s experiences of seeking help for domestic violence in the Australian Capital Territory.

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Supporting Working Parents

Publisher: Australian Government, 2016

Status – CURRENT

There are almost 4 million Australians who have unpaid caring responsibilities and most of those people care for children. Supporting Working Parents offers information to businesses on compliance and legal obligations that can have added benefits to the bottom line, morale and help employers avoid tricky legal situations.

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Successful Strategies to Support Working Parents A RESOURCE FOR EMPLOYERS

Publisher: Australian Human Rights Commission, 2016

Status – CURRENT

While compliance with legal obligations assists business to create workplaces that support working parents, several organisations have taken this a step further by implementing innovative, leading practices that advance this goal. Supporting working parents through targeted strategies can reduce business costs related to recruitment, retraining and restructures, widen the talent pool, increase organisational productivity and performance and improve organisational reputation.  The ‘Successful strategies to support working parents’ resource for employers highlights these ‘leading practices’ as opportunities that can be used to successfully support pregnant employees and working parents. It brings together strategies implemented by leading Australian employers, many of which are effective, low cost and easy to deliver.

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A High Price to Pay: The Economic Case for Preventing Violence Against Women

Publisher:  Our Watch, Victorian Health  Promotion Foundation, PWC, 2015

Status – CURRENT

This report demonstrates that the cost of violence against  women to society remains high and is increasing. At the same  time, there are significant potential cost savings and other  economic and social benefits to be gained from primary  prevention strategies that improve equality in relationships  and society.

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