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Current research projects 

Domestic homicides

In collaboration with Monash University, DVRCV is currently undertaking research on family violence homicides and the impact of homicide law reforms in Victoria… read more

Technology-facilitated stalking

In 2013, DVRCV conducted research examining how technology is being used by perpetrators to stalk and abuse women, as well as how these technologies may be used to support and improve women's safety. This research, titled SmartSafe, is on the few studies conducted internationally on technology-facilitated stalking and abuse in the context of family violence. 

In 2015, DVRCV collaborated with WESNET and Women's Legal Service NSW in a national women's technology safety project, funded by ACCAN, called ReCharge: Women's Technology Safety, Legal Resources, Research & Training. As part of this project, DVRCV conducted a national survey of technology-facilitated abuse drawing on the experience of family violence practitioners across Australia.

For more information, see below:

SmartSafe - Technology-facilitated stalking: Findings and recommendations from the SmartSafe project

PDF icon SmartSafe.pdf

ReCharge: Women's Technology Safety, Legal Resources, Research & Training

PDF icon ReCharge.pdf

Women with disabilities

As part of a project with Women With Disabilities Victoria and Office of the Public Advocate, we are examining the nature of violence against women with disabilities in Victoria, particularly focusing on the barriers to safety that women with disabilities face when they experience violence.

The findings of this project are now available on our website. See: New research highlights greater incidence of violence against women with disabilities