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Building the Evidence for Family Violence Policy Reform: The Work of Specialist Women’s Refuges in Victoria, Australia

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posted on 24.08.2021, 23:24 by Suellen Murray, Jane Bullen, Jacqualine TheobaldJacqualine Theobald, Juliet Watson
Based on interviews and focus groups with 100 professional stakeholders and twenty-two service users, this article analyses the work of women’s refuges in the Australian state of Victoria in an effort to inform policy reform. The research found that refuges’ underpinning gendered analysis, focus on safety and support and advocacy to ensure women’s human rights are met have much to offer further developments in responding to family violence. In doing so, the article contributes to critical debates about the operation of refuges and the need for specialist family violence services.

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Publication Date

21/06/2021

Journal

Social Policy and Society

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(p. 1-17)

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

ISSN

1474-7464

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