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The Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU), The University of the Sunshine Coast, hosted a one-day symposium on September 8th, the first of its kind, bringing together national and international experts to discuss the importance of context for preventing sexual violence and abuse and improving community safety. 

There is growing recognition, and a developing evidence base, supporting the contextual dynamics of sexual violence and abuse. Lessons learned from Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, for example, drew attention to contextual factors (organisational leadership, policies and practice) that create conditions that might either increase risk, or protect against, sexual abuse. Multidisciplinary research evidence also shows how family, peer, school and neighbourhood settings may also contribute to abusive behaviour. Collectively, this highlights the need to ensure prevention strategies, as well as responses to sexual abuse, are contextualised.‘ 

Caricatures of the presenters, including a rough diagram summary of their presentation, were prepared earlier:

… and some of the cartoons drawn during the symposium:

Liberal senator speaks out against government crackdown on charities – this week’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

The ‘Where are you from?’ cartoon has been used in the South Korean text book Citizens and Social Participation, published by Mabook Publishing Company, Incheon, South Korea. Here is the text book with its companion book Citizens and Social Justice. Well illustrated, great looking books.

This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon. For more, read Only through inclusion can you make the most out of workforce diversity.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Two videos by Laundry Lane Productions for STARTTS, the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors. STARTTS developed the scripts from which I drew storyboards and, after feedback, the illustrations. The illustration pieces for each scene were animated, along with voiceover and sound, by Santiago Dutil.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. The women’s march was a huge success. Now comes the hard part: how to actually get something done.

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report has been released by the Federal Government. Stephen Duckett and Anika Stobart write ‘…the commissioners diverged on a number of large and some smaller recommendations. This makes the already complex path to reform even more confusing. It reduces the power of the final report. More disappointingly, it gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.’ Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.