Tagged: abuse

iWitnessed: What is it, and how can it help us? - News

Guest Author Apr 09, 2018

New app iWitnessed will allow eye witnesses and victims to record details of their testimony to help with police investigations. The app guides users through a list of key interview questions allowing specifics to be captured as quickly as possible after a crime. Developed by experts in forensic psychology at the University of Sydney and … Read More

How compassion can triumph over toxic childhood trauma - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 09, 2018

Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary; Nicole Racine, University of Calgary, and Suzanne Tough, University of Calgary This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In a recent piece on the television show 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey discussed childhood trauma — shining a public spotlight on the lasting … Read More

#MeToo must also tackle online abuse - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 23, 2018

Jennifer Beckett, University of Melbourne and Monica Whitty, University of Melbourne This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Six months after the explosive allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein came to light, giving impetus to the #MeToo movement, this series looks at the aftermath of … Read More

Global study finds women hold different views of harassment - News

Jean Balchin Feb 08, 2018

A recent survey of 1,734 female undergraduate students across 12 countries has revealed that women have different perceptions of inappropriate behaviour by men across 47 different categories. For example, Australian woman are less likely to consider wolf-whistling in the street, being asked for sex at a social event and a man overstaying his welcome in their home as unacceptable behaviour than … Read More

Is Having Children a Right or a Responsibility? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 07, 2012

Over the past few weeks the Minister for Social Development and Youth Affairs, Paula Bennett, has provoked some controversy first by suggesting that free (voluntary) contraception be available to beneficiaries and their children, and then suggesting that children should be removed from previous child abusers. For a government that portrays itself as being opposed to the  “nanny state” I find … Read More