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The accumulation of violence and multidimensional disadvantage in the lives of young Australian women


Gendered violence is a source of disadvantage in the lives of women and a key contributor to gender inequality in contemporary Australia. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, girls are more likely than boys to be abused before the age of 15 (16% vs 11%), and women are almost four times as likely as men to have been the victim of sexual violence since the age of 15 (18% vs 5%). The aim of this project is to document how violence accumulates in the lives of Australian women from childhood to young adulthood, and how this violence contributes to women's multidimensional disadvantage.