Posted 22-04-2020
Our Watch Reporting on Domestic Violence - Media Guidelines

Our Watch Report, 2014

Domestic violence is a serious problem in Australia. When you're reporting on domestic violence, you can help readers, listeners and viewers to see it as an important issue that everyone can take action on.

Our Watch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. Change the story is our framework for a consistent and integrated approach to preventing violence against women.

Posted 22-01-2020
Brisbane Region Integrated Approach to Domestic and Family Violence

Goals of the Brisbane Region Integrated Approach to Domestic and Family Violence:

  • Increase the safety of women and children from domestic violence and improve wellbeing
  • Hold perpetrators accountable for their actions
  • Commitment to an interagency approach and collective goals
  • Increase public awareness about domestic and family violence including available support services.
Posted 01-01-2020
The Equality Wheel

The Equality Wheel is about nonviolence and describes the qualities of a healthy relationship. The Power and Control Wheel is The Equality Wheel’s opposite, describing the violence used to exert control in unhealthy relationships.

The Power and Control Wheel was developed from the experience of women in Duluth, USA who had been abused by their male partners. It has been translated into over 40 languages and has resonated with the experience of women who have been in domestic violence relationships world-wide.

Posted 01-01-2020
Hands are for Holding

‘Hands are for Holding’ is a tool for adults to discuss issues surrounding violence with young children. The children’s book provides an opportunity to talk with children about not hurting or harming brothers, sisters, friends or family pets.

Originally published in 2001 in conjunction with the Domestic Violence Resource Centre (now BDVS), Tess Rowley's book, ‘Hands are for Holding’ has been a popular resource for parents and professionals teaching children about positive communication. The new edition features illustrations by the talented Emily Barrett and can be purchased at Where The Wild Things Are bookstore at 191 Boundary Street, West End Q 4101.

To place large orders of Hands are for Holding, please email us.

Posted 11-08-2019
Queer without Fear – LGBTI Domestic and Family violence and its Impacts

Domestic and family violence occurs at similar rates in the LGBTIQ community as it does in the broader community, but is hidden. This resource aims to assist both community members experiencing domestic and family violence as well as the people who are supporting them.

Posted 11-08-2019
Legislation Explained: The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012

This booklet produced by the Queensland Government explains the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and provides information about how to access protection by applying for a domestic violence order using the Act.

Posted 11-08-2019
National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010‐2022

The National Plan brings together the efforts of governments across the nation to make a real and sustained reduction in the levels of violence against women.

It is the first plan to look to the long term, building respectful relationships and working to increase gender equality to prevent violence from occurring in the first place. It is the first to focus on holding perpetrators accountable and encourage behaviour change.