Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) has an online catalogue that provides access to a collection of resources relevant to reducing the incidence and impact of violence against women and their children. This includes references from scholarly and practice-based reports, books, journal articles, conference papers and presentations, book chapters, DVDs and kits.
ANROWS is an independent, not-for-profit company established as an initiative under Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).
It is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia – who are the members of the company.
Its mission is to deliver relevant and translatable research evidence that drives policy and practice and that leads to a reduction in the levels of violence against women and their children.
In 2013, the CFMEU launched an ongoing campaign called Real men don’t abuse women aimed at spreading the message that violence against women is unacceptable and encouraging more men to speak out against it.
‘As a union with a large percentage of male members, we are in a unique position to communicate with men and we feel that we have a responsibility to stand up and speak out on this issue. Most men do not commit violence against women, but more of us need to speak out and stop the silence around this issue,’ said CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan.
‘Research shows that there is a link between violence and negative attitudes to women and relationships so we want our members to show leadership and stand up for what’s right.’
Mr Noonan also said that CFMEU delegates and OHS reps are already well trained to assist members with non-work related problems.
‘For a number of years now, we have been proactive in getting men to talk to each other on site. We are not advocates of men’s silence on important issues that affect their health, their well-being and their family life.’
WA Secretary Mick Buchan said the CFMEU was committed to showing leadership on this issue. ‘We want the message to go out on every work site and reach every worker.’