Resources for knowledge and awareness
We produce a range of resources to enhance understanding of how and why sexual abuse happens, its impacts and how to heal or support those impacted to recover.
Six steps to support a person who has experienced sexual assault
- Putting the Prevention of Violence against Women into Practice: How to Change the Story by Our Watch
- Violence against Women in Australia. An Overview of Research and Approaches to Primary Prevention by VicHealth
- (En)countering Resistance. Strategies to Respond to Resistance to Gender Equality Initiatives by VicHealth
- Equal Footing Toolkit by VicHealth
- Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence in Australia, 2018 report by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report
- Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network’s Data Report 2018
- Respectful Relationships Education Toolkit by Our Watch
- The business case for gender equality by Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Australia has a choice. We can change the story that currently sees a woman murdered every week by a current or former partner. We can choose a future where women and their children live free from violence. Ending violence against women starts with gender equality.
Sexual Assault: Never Your Fault (Part One)
When there is an increase in people attending licensed venues and events, Victoria Police’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT) sees a rise in sexual assault. In this three part series, we dispel common myths and misconceptions about sexual assault. Watch video one here.
James is Dead
Whether it’s murder or sexual assault, it’s not the victim’s fault.
Tea and Consent
If you’re still struggling with consent just imagine instead of initiating sex you’re making them a cup of tea. Animation courtesy of Emmeline May at rockstardinosaurpirateprincess.com and Blue Seat Studios. Copyright © 2015 RockStarDinosaurPiratePrincess and Blue Seat Studios. Images are Copyright ©2015 Blue Seat Studios. – See more at: http://www.consentiseverything.com/#s…
The cast of GIRLS
The cast of GIRLS has a powerful message about sexual assault – You can do something about sexual assault
Doing nothing causes harm.
Find out how to do something when you see disrespect towards women at http://www.doingnothingdoesharm.org.au
The Truth Project
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has launched a landmark television public awareness campaign to ensure victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have the opportunity to be heard at the Truth Project. The Truth Project enables victims and survivors to share what happened to them and make suggestions to help keep children safer in future. People can share their accounts in writing as well as in person or over the phone. Find out more: truthproject.org.uk
Silent Waves tells one true story led by 25 year old Raquel O’Brien, as she attempts to liberate herself from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and a father with a dark secret.
To do so, she has raw, brutally honest and open conversations with her family about the cataclysmic circumstances of their story for the first time… and all on tape.
What emerges is a larger story as her previously fractured family, emboldened by being interviewed, find the freedom to confront their conflicting versions of the events and reconcile with it and each other.
Believed is a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is.
It’s an inside look at how a team of women — a detective, a prosecutor, and an army of survivors — won justice in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history.
It’s also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.
The six-part series, called Unspeakable: Understanding Sexual Crime, tells true stories, featuring interviews with Police investigators, victims and their families.
Know your rights: downloads and resources
Sexual Assault, the Law and your Rights
This booklet is produced by our sister organisation: South Eastern CASA. It has information about getting support, reporting the assault to the police, intervention orders, going to court, compensation and financial assistance and where to get help.
Reporting Sexual Offences to Police FactSheet PDF