Do public awareness campaigns reduce domestic violence?

Awareness-raising/media campaigns are difficult to evaluate and there is no clear evidence that, in isolation, they prevent violence.There is some evidence that domestic violence campaigns targeting perpetrators can be effective, particularly when they focus on motivators such as the impact on children. There is also evidence that campaigns targeting discrete communities, such as

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Australia’s ageism in society

BBC News: Australia's elder abuse scandal 'beyond belief'.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45543804 Campaigners say that rapacious relatives suffer from "inheritance impatience" and that disrespect and abuse is underpinned by ageism."These sorts of things are similar to the attitudes and the discrimination that occurs around race and sexism," says Jenny Blakey, the manager at Seniors Rights

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The Spinoff: Armageddon Expo under fire for sexualised underage images

The Spinoff: Armageddon Expo under fire for sexualised underage images.https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/24-04-2019/armageddon-expo-under-fire-for-sexualised-underage-images/ Attendees at the country’s largest and longest-running pop culture convention have complained about the presence of merchandise featuring sexualized underage anime characters.Life-size body pillows featuring underage characters, mystery merchandise bags containing panty shots of underage characters, and “Hentai clothing” were among

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Abuse infiltrated every part of her being

https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/109531418/back-from-the-brink-learning-to-live-after-a-life-of-sexual-abuse That abuse infiltrated every part of Giddy's being, shaped how she viewed the world and dominated the parenting of her five children. No-one was going to hurt her kids like she had been hurt - she became fixated on keeping them safe. "I'd have to set out all these structures and plans...my girls always

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Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse

Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-04-prefrontal-brain-function-ptsd-child.html Shared from Google News & Weather Increased activation of the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that regulates complex cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning, appears to protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals who suffered abuse as a

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