Second national survey on technology and domestic violence
Early this year WESNET, along with Dr Delanie Woodlock and researchers from Curtin University, conducted the Second National Survey on Technology Abuse and Domestic Violence.
Funded by Telstra, the survey was completed by 442 domestic violence workers across all states and territories in Australia. The survey repeats and expands on the original survey conducted in 2015 by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria.
Current research projects
Understanding Technology-Facilitated Domestic Violence in the Pacific and Building Support Services for Victim-Survivors
with Deakin University
Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs under the CCTCP program
Staying safe: empowering women to navigate privacy, safety and security mobile apps in the Australian marketplace
Funded by an ACCAN Grant
Funded by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Australia's peak communications consumer organisation, which represents individuals, small business and not-for-profit groups as consumers of communications products and services.
The project analyised apps targeted at women at risk of domestic violence, and which are marketed as assisting women to stay safe. Many of these apps have serious security and privacy flaws, unwittingly putting women at greater risk. Independent reviews and advice have been published to assist consumers to make informed decisions relevant to their needs.
WESNET is collaborated with Dr Jenna Condie and Dr Garth Neal from Western Sydney University, and Dr Robert Merkel.
Past research projects
The PADV archive
An archive of the myriad of hard to find Partnerships Against Domestic Violence program publications and reports. PADV was the second attempt at a National Plan and precedes the current National Plan.