The Greens’ Meredith Hunter has announced a “research for women” initiative:
The ACT Greens initiative uses existing funding allocated to the National Plan to Address Violence Against Women and their Children and the ACT Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Strategy 2011-2017 to:
— develop the evidence base for the ACT about the effectiveness of programs that are being delivered to people who perpetrate violence;
— deliver a perpetrator research agenda, including longitudinal research that has a particular focus on:
— what changes problem behaviour;
— what maintains behaviour change;
— further understanding of the cycle of violence and the intergenerational transmission of violence; and
— increase the availability and frequency of gender disaggregated data for stakeholders and the public to better inform and improve programs for women.
Now before any of the angry old men start bashing their keyboards think to yourselves “could this appear somewhat misogynistic?” If you’ve started answering the question the answer is probably “yes”.