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Gender Responsive Policing, Pacific Islands, Police Culture, Research, Uncategorized

Improving the Policing of Gender Violence in the Global South: HDR scholarship opportunity

Improving the Policing of Gender Violence in the Global South.  ARC DP DP210100546 $198,437 funded till 31/12/2025 An international research team is seeking applications from suitably qualified students, of Pacific Islander Background, preferably from Fiji, to apply for a fully funded Higher Degree Scholarship at $28,854 per annum. International student fees $29,400 pa will be …

DomesticViolence, Police Culture, QPS Reforms

Rotten to the Core: Should Qld’s First Female Commissioner take the wrap for the culture of sexism, racism and misogyny in Qld Police?

Opinion Piece In November last year, the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Qld Police Service (QPS) found ‘ample evidence’ that cultural issues of racism, sexism and misogyny adversely impacted on how the QPS respond to DFV. The report made 78 Recommendations to address these systemic problems including: strengthening integrated responses to domestic family …

Co-Responder Models, DomesticViolence, Gender Responsive Policing, Integrated Service Delivery, Peggy's Place, Police Culture, QPS Reforms, Specialist DFV Police Stations, Survivors Voices

Workshop Recordings: Enhancing the Policing and Integrated Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Workshop Recordings from the Enhancing the Policing and Integrated Responses to #DV & SV are now available: Welcome by Shannon Fentiman MP. Listen to the voices survivors, experts, domestic and sexual violence leaders and #QPS here.

DomesticViolence, Gender Responsive Policing, Law Enforcement, Police Culture, Women in Policing

Mirko Fernandez from United Nations Women talks about Gender Responsive Policing

Mirko Fernandez

Mirko Fernandez from United Nations Women, Geneva, zoomed in live to address the workshop on 21 October 2022 at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He spoke about The Handbook of Gender Responsive Police Service published in 2021 in collaboration with UNODC and the IAWP. The Handbook was developed by police for police to provide them with a practical guide to implementing gender responsive policing and putting in place accountability measures to track progress toward goals.

DomesticViolence, Law Enforcement, Police Culture, Research, Sexual Violence

Breaking traditional police responses to domestic and sexual violence: What can be learnt from Argentina’s unique model?

Specialist DFV Police Station

By Alicia Gutierrez Brown A first-world country with a disgraceful domestic and family violence problem. A developing Latin American nation with a unique model for policing it. And, a world-first study by a multi-national team of university researchers, asking the question:   Can Argentina’s female-led police stations teach Australia and the western world how to better …

DomesticViolence, Law Enforcement, Police Culture

Submissions to Inquiry into Culture of Qld Police Service responses to Domestic and Family Violence Open till 24 June 2022

The independent commission of inquiry into Queensland Police Service (QPS) responses to domestic and family violence is open for public submissions only till 24 June 2022. I understand they will consider the submissions previously made to the Women’s Safety and Justice Task force. Don’t let fear of reprisal or persecution stop you from making a …

DomesticViolence, Law Enforcement, Police Culture

Women’s Police Stations: innovations from the Global South Presentation 11   March   2022 A collaboration between Embassies of Brazil & Australia

Date of webinars: 27 April, 11 and 27 May, 10 June and 1st July/2022Time: 7am to 9am AESTPlace: Zoom App – click here to accessSpeakers: Brazilian and Australian expertsRegistration: click here to enroll With simultaneous translation Portuguese/EnglishPROGRAM | 10 June/2022 SeminarWomen’s Police Stations and police interventions: innovations from the Global South Speakers: Kerry Carrington (University …

DomesticViolence, Police Culture, ViolencePrevention

Evaluation of Embedded #DFV Social Worker #QPS Toowoomba

Overall QPS officers interviewed were impressed with the general benefits of having a well-integrated complementary response to law enforcement to support victims/survivors. By working together, they have a better chance to break the cycle of violence than working alone and the victims/survivors of DFV receive a better quality service that is more comforting and empathetic.

DomesticViolence, Police Culture, Sexual Violence, ViolencePrevention

Changing Police Culture is Vital to Improving the Experiences of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

It’s time to change police culture to improve experiences for survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence, and prevent violence escalating into lethal risk. Dorren Langham could still be alive if Qld had specialist police stations designed to receive victims/survivors of domestic violence, writes Kerry Carrington. Here’s how they work. Policing Gender Violence in the 21st Century …