University of Melbourne first in Australia to receive Oak Foundation grant
Through the Safer Families Centre, Kelsey Hegarty is leading a collaborative project, UNCOVER: UNderstanding COercive control and psychological ViolencE to inform health sectoR change, thanks to a philanthropic grant from the Oak Foundation. Several projects funded over two years will generate a deeper understanding of reproductive coercion and other forms of psychological abuse, links between different types of abuse (psychological, physical, sexual), the needs of women experiencing these types of violence and how health practitioners can identify and respond appropriately.
Oak Foundation has nearly a dozen programs through which they have made more than 4000 grants to organisations worldwide; however, this is the first time Oak has provided funding in Australia.
For more about UNCOVER: www.saferfamilies.org.au/psychologicalviolence
For more about Oak’s Issues Affecting Women Programme: https://oakfnd.org/programmes/issues-affecting-women/