The Right To Choose: Enhancing best practice in responding to sexual assault in Queensland
Full report and addendum, prepared for the Queensland community sexual assault survivor support services in response to Qld Helath commissioned KPMG proposed model for responding to sexual assault in Queensland.
Kids Help Line
Kids Help Line is a free and confidential, telephone counselling service
for 5 to 18 year olds in Australia.
Research and Statistics
Sexual Violence Survivor Support Services
Love, the good the bad an the ugly
Relationships: The good, the bad and the ugly
When it comes to relationships there is a fine line between what is OK and what is not.
This is not an invitation to rape me
Community education website created by Rape Crisis Scotland addressing cultural attitudes that excuse sexual violence
The Esther Centre responds to the abuse of power by professionals and carers in faith communities and human service organisations.
On Nights Like This
A graphic zine by survivors of sexual violence. Contributions are welcomed.
Philly Stands Up!
A community response group in the US who work with perpetrators on a community level.
Project Unbreakable is an arts project created by Grace Brown. Grace photgraphed survivors of sexual asault with a quote from the perpetrator. Here are the photographs.
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is holding a public sitting and accepting submissions from survivors. Please see the website for futher information.
The Teddy Tour
At the Teddy Tour (www.theteddytour.com) survivors submit an anonymous tag disclosing their experience of childhood sexual abuse, which is then given to a Teddy to wear, representing their journey.
We will not go quietly
WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY is a not-for-profit creative resource on surviving sexual assault. Written by survivors of sexual assault, for survivors of sexual assault
Stories, art and poetry of survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Feminist.Com activism pages
A US based site encouraging women to act. Interesting international campaigns and resources.
Young women and feminism, blogs and info for and by young women. Created by ERA National Alliance
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Sexual violence is a violation of human rights and a serious public health problem. It has a profound impact on physical and mental health, both immediately and many years after the assault. To date, sexual violence has received insufficient attention from researchers, policy-makers and programme designers and it has been a long struggle to have it recognised as a legitimate public health issue. The SVRI is an important contribution to eliminating sexual violence by simultaneously addressing the lack of research on the different aspects of sexual violence as well as drawing attention of a wide range of people including policy makers and the media, to this important public health issue.
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop worldwide violence against women and girls including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sexual slavery.
Site for adult survivors of childhood sexual violence
This website includes links to excellent campaigns against globalisation. The site is essentially information about the movie 'The corporation'. The movie outlines the emergance of corporations as a legal “person.“ 'Imbued with a “personality“ of pure self-interest, and covers the next 100 years of corporation’s rise to dominance. The corporation created unprecedented wealth. But at what cost? The remorseless rationale of “externalities”—as Milton Friedman explains: the unintended consequences of a transaction between two parties on a third—is responsible for countless cases of illness, death, poverty, pollution, exploitation and lies.'
Victims Assist Queensland
Information about financial assistance and criminal injury compensation for victims of crime
Womens Legal Aid QLD
A specialist unit within Legal Aid QLD providing legal information, advice and representation, specialist court assistance and social work support to women clients of Legal Aid QLD.
Womens Legal Service
A specialist community legal centre run by and for women. Located in Brisbane Qld.
Research and Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Australian Bureau of Statistics collects subtantial Australian population statistics. In 1996 the ABS conducted the first Womens personal safety survey, which was followed by the Personal Saftey Survey in 2006.
Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault
Australian Centre for the study of Sexual Assault aims to improve access to current information on sexual assault and is funded by the Office of Status of Women.
Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
A national resource on issues of domestic and family violence. It provides a central point for the collection and dissemination of Australian domestic and family violence policy, practice and research.
It aims to meet the information needs of government agencies, generalist and specialist service providers, researchers and interested members of the public.
Australian Institute of Criminology
Online resources include the trends and issues in crime and criminal justice series, and a wide range of papers from conferences on a variety of topics, including crime and older people, victims and offenders, and paedophilia.
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research
Research, education and evaluation regarding the prevention of domestic and family violence.
Stop the Violence Project
The Stop the Violence Project (STVP) is a national policy reform project aimed at improving services for women and girls with disabilities experiencing or at risk of violence. This survey represents an opportunity for organisations and policy makers working with women to contribute to building knowledge about Australia’s capacity to develop and undertake good policy and practice measures to address violence prevention and response for women and girls with disabilities.
Sexual Violence Survivor Support Services
National sexual assault, domestic, family violence counselling service. Online chat with a qualified experienced counsellor
Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC)
BRISSC is a free, feminist and confidential service for women survivors of sexual violence and their supporters.
Centre Against Sexual Violence
Centre Against Sexual Violence (CASV) Inc. is a community based sexual assault service which is dedicated to serving the sexual assault support, education and information needs of the Logan, Beenleigh and Beaudesert communities.
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence
The Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence is a specialist Sexual Violence intervention and prevention service, providing counselling to women who have been raped and/or sexually assaulted at any time in their lives as well as prevention education to the broader Gold Coast community.
Immigrant Womens Support Service
Community based service for women who have migrated to Australia and have/are experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence. A Queensland service based in Brisbane
Support service for men who have experienced sexual violence. Queensland service based in Brisbane, website has useful information for male survivors.
NSW Rape Crisis Online Counselling
NSW Rape Crisis service, provides access to online support for Australian women who have experienced sexual violence.
Zig Zag Young Womens Resource Centre
Support service for you young women aged 12 - 25 who have experienced sexual violence and or homelessness. Queensland service based in Brisbane.
Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service
A free and confidential service for women, children, family members and individuals in the community affected by domestic and family violence.
courage for women
Information & support for female victims/survivors of sexual assault in Australia
Family Planning Queensland
FPQ provides sexual and reproductive health services to the wider community of Queensland.
Education services include; parent/carer and family education, community education, one to one education.
Clinical services include; contraceptive counselling and supply on all methods, preventative health care (eg. Pap smears, breast examinations, testicular examinations),counselling and clinical consultation about STIs, pregnancy planning and options, menopause, sexual difficulties.
FPQ is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), offering a wide range of sexual and reproductive health education services and training programs for professionals. These include; accredited professional development programs,clinical placements, distance education, school-based programs, including the special needs setting consultancy services in program design in-service for FPQ learning packages
FPQ educators can also develop programs on any topic related to sexuality. This includes; sexual development and puberty, protective behaviours, sexual health promotion, reproductive health promotion, homophobia and gender awareness, communicating with children about sexuality
and sexuality and disability.
ISIS - The Eating Issues Centre Inc. ISIS is a community based organisation funded by Queensland Health (Mental Health).
QLD Government database of women's services, resources and training available in the state of QLD.
Women's Legal service
Women's Legal Service is a Community Legal Centre that provides free legal advice and information to Women in Queensland
Women's Safety After Separation Website
This website provides information and resources for women who have experienced domestic and family violence.
Womens House is a feminist organisation. We work with women who have experienced violence. At Womens House, there are two services, Womens House Shelta and the Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC).