#16Days: Speak out
Women deserve to have their experiences heard and acted on. And it's our responsibility to stand up, speak out and act on behalf of women and girls who aren't able to stand up for themselves. Explore the resources below to get informed about gender-based violence.
Emily came to Good Shepherd’s family violence service as a 48-year-old mother of two who had experienced long-term domestic violence. We helped Emily and her children find safe, affordable housing, supported her to obtain a court intervention order against her partner and arranged for funds to help repair her car. Good Shepherd also provided counselling for Emily and her children, which helped them address their trauma and build confidence and emotional resilience.
As a result of our support, Emily’s relationship with her children strengthened, which improved their school attendance and helped them reconnect with their own learning. Emily said our support helped her feel safe and empowered.
“…your kind words, genuine compassion and unconditional support have truly renewed my faith in humanity and contributed to our belief that life is turning around for the better. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Australia's Compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women → Read the report
Economic Security for Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence → Read the report
Restoring Financial Safety: Legal Responses to Economic Abuse → Read the report
The Right to Refuse: Examining Forced Marriage in Australia → Read the report
- Australian NGO Coalition Submission to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW 70th Session): Australia's Compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
- Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand and inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on The practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia.
- Submission to the National Children's Commissioner: Convention on the Rights of the Child — Australia's Progress
- Submission to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62): Statement on Child, Early and Forced Marriage
- Gendered Analysis of the 2018 Budget: 2018-19 Pre-budget Submission to the Department of the Treasury, Australian Government
- Gender inequality and family violence: policy position paper
- Fast facts: The cost of violence against women and gender inequality
- Forced Marriage in Australia Policy Position Paper
- Action and inaction on policy that benefits women: blog
- Intersectionality: tackling privilege, colonisation, oppression and the elimination of violence against all women
On the blog
- For women and children fleeing family violence timely and effective social security support is vital, Sally Cameron
- Forced marriage in Australia, looking beyond the law, Laura Vidal, Policy & Research Specialist Safety & Resilience, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
- Child and forced marriage reflections on progress towards global eradication, Laura Vidal, Policy & Research Specialist Safety & Resilience, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand & Emiritus Professor Gillian Triggs
- Women, welfare and a policy of economic abuse, Susan Maury, Policy & Research Specialist Educational Pathways, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
- Women and children being left behind in Australia's mental health priorities, Sarah Squire, Head of the Women's Research, Advocacy and Policy Centre, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
- Australia's response to early and forced marriage better but still lacking, Laura Vidal, Policy & Research Specialist Safety & Resilience
- How the child penalty matters for domestic and family violence and what we can do about it, Sophie Yates
- Women's Policy Action Tank: The cost of gender inequality and family violence, Supriya Singh