MAEVe Objectives & Achievements

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  • Enhance interdisciplinary, intra-institutional, and consumer co-design of research.

  • Strengthen and extend our external collaborative partnerships.

  • Capacity build the field through support and strong mentorship to students and early to mid-career researchers.

  • Develop, test and implement practical models of intervention.

  • Facilitate the open exchange of ideas and resources.

  • Become a research and innovation hub for the prevention and response to violence against women and their children.

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  • Awarded a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to promote Safer Families

  • Established a lived experience panel of women who have experienced violence, the WEAVERs, (Women and their children who have Experienced Abuse and Violence: Researchers and advisors)

  • WEAVERs was developed to ensure that the voices of women and children are central to the work of MAEVe, and was conceived as having an advisory and co-production role to influence the research agenda of MAEVe

  • Monthly seminar series on topics as diverse as applying for family violence intervention orders, children’s experience of trauma and violence, reproductive coercion and domestic violence and housing

  • Provided seed funding for projects on violence against women and their children

  • Forums on Early Intervention to prevent violence against women and their children and the use of Technology to prevent and respond to violence against women and their children

  • Made submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

  • Over 700 members on a database

  • Supported the International Conference on Domestic Violence and Health, November 2018 with 400 delegates

  • Over $10 million earned in grants