Congratulations to QUT Centre for Justice member, Associate Professor Danielle Watson, who has been awarded a “Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)” by the Australian Research Council.
Beyond Imported Understandings of Domestic Violence in the Pacific
High occurrences of domestic violence across the Pacific region threatens the growth and development of all sectors. This project aims to investigate local understandings of the causes, manifestations, and best-suited responses to the problem in the Pacific. It advances a study of local stakeholder’s perspectives of domestic violence in two of the least developed Pacific Island countries to generate non-Western, context-specific insight into developing policies and practices to inform improved frontline responses. Expected outcomes include the development of an evidence base to inform contextually appropriate and innovative responses to domestic violence, with benefits to islander/indigenous communities and economies in Oceania.