What women want

Domestic violence services to help support in preventing tech-based abuse

Domestic and family violence (DFV) is one of Australia’s most serious problems, particularly for women. Yet, the ways in which DFV is enacted are changing and most recently the abuse has increasingly involved technology.

This research in e-DFV will be led by and work with local women affected by technologically enabled DFV to determine what services they would like to best support them in preventing this form of abuse. It is the first step in creating a program to address this important social determinant to women’s health, and it will create the knowledge needed to offer tailored solutions for women affected by e-DFV.

What we discover together will also seed future work in developing a nationally scalable program and an app to support women. This research is a joint project between the University of Wollongong and Women Illawarra, a long standing non-for-profit local community organisation.

The team