Beyond Silence

Project Details

This project aims to understand women’s experiences of sexual violence perpetrated by an intimate partner, identify their help-seeking needs, and explore the use of the internet as a means of support. Despite the fact that one in ten Australian women have experienced sexual violence by a male partner, with severe effects on wellbeing and quality of life, sexually abusive behaviours such as rape, assault, coercion and threats within relationships are poorly understood and shrouded in silence. This project will provide women with an evidence-based, trauma-informed website that will help them name the abuse, provide initial support, and promote help-seeking to improve their safety, quality of life and connection to the community.


A/Prof Laura Tarzia



Research Group

Sexual Abuse and Family Violence: SAFE

School Research Themes

Women's Health, Infectious Diseases and Immunity

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

General Practice and Primary Care

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