Landscapes: Media representations of violence against women and their children: State of knowledge paper

Georgina Sutherland, Angus McCormack, Jane Pirkis, Patricia EASTEAL, Kate HOLLAND, Cathy Vaughan

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Abstract

Violence against women is one of Australia’s most significant public health problems. It refers to acts of gender-based violence that cause or have the potential to cause physical, sexual, emotional, mental and/or economic harm. It is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Children and young people are harmed by being exposed to violence perpetrated against women. Evidence-based primary prevention of violence against women is a new and emerging field but there are promising strategies for prevention. This evidence highlights the importance of challenging cultural and social norms that condone, tolerate or excuse violence against women. It is within this context that the news and information media – a dominant force in shaping the discourse on matters of public importance – is seen to play a crucial role.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherANROWS
Number of pages64
ISBN (Electronic)9781925372182
ISBN (Print)9781925372199
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLandscapes: Our Watch
PublisherAustralia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)
No.15
ISSN (Print)2204-9657
ISSN (Electronic)2204-9665

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Sutherland, G., McCormack, A., Pirkis, J., EASTEAL, P., HOLLAND, K., & Vaughan, C. (2015). Landscapes: Media representations of violence against women and their children: State of knowledge paper. (Landscapes: Our Watch; No. 15). Australia: ANROWS.