2021 Rapid Evidence Assessment: Family and Intimate Partner Violence against Women with Disability

Conducted by Dr Morag MacSween, this rapid evidence assessment summarises existing data about family and intimate partner violence against women with disability, concluding that current policy and service responses are overwhelmingly inadequate.

These findings were used to inform Engender Equality's submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

2021 Submission: Child Safe Organisations Bill

We strongly endorse the development of a legislative framework to uphold children's safety in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – however, to be meaningful, the Bill must include measures that ensure it is applied consistently and transparently by Government and non-Government agencies alike.

Stakeholder Engagement Framework

We know we are not in this alone! Please visit our Stakeholder Engagement Framework to read about our plan to work across the community to eliminate violence against women, non-binary and trans people.

2020 Submission: Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence.

As the Tasmanian community emerges from the severe restrictions of the early pandemic response Engender Equality anticipates complex ongoing impacts for victim-survivors of family, domestic and sexual violence.

In this submission Engender Equality addresses a wide breadth of issues pertinent to our clients’ immediate experiences and our own organisational learnings.

Safety and Escape Plan

This safety plan can be used to help people consider practical steps they can take to improve their safety. The best way to use this tool is with the help of a specialist support service. If you would like support with making a safety plan, please call Engender Equality 6278 9090, 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or through 1800RESPECT's online chat service:

2019 Submission: Religious Discrimination Bill

This amendments proposed in the Religious Discrimination Bill work against the national framework for the prevention of violence against women by allowing for statements that condone violence against women, limit female independence, and reinforce negative gender stereotypes