Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia (WoSSCA) is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation that operates on a feminist framework and is committed to assisting and enabling women and children experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land we work on, as the first people of this country. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders past, present and emerging.

Our vision is for greater safety, respect and dignity for all women and their children in Central Australia.

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WOSSCA

PO Box 3219

Alice Springs, NT,  0870

 

RESEARCH

Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia are committed to supporting research that advances opportunities for people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence.

WoSSCA encourages research that informs policy development and creates better practice in our industry.

WoSSCA advocates for research that highlights the realities of those most vulnerable in our community.   

 

We welcome researchers, both national and international, to approach us about their research intentions. We are happy to share information with relevant researchers, assuming their key points are aligned with our values and they have received the relevant ethics approval.

 

Conducting Ethical Research

Research involving Indigenous people, must adhere to strict guidelines to ensure their safety, privacy and dignity is preserved and respected.

Please see the Ethical Guidelines for Research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for more on this.  

 

Research involving vulnerable groups such as culturally and linguistically diverse people and LGBTQI people, and women and children in general, must adhere to strict guidelines to ensure their safety, privacy and dignity is preserved and respected. Please see the guidelines of local ethics committees for specifics around this.  

 

Research in the Northern Territory is reviewed and considered by two committees, sponsored by the Northern Territory Department of Health.

These committees are:

Top End Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee (CAHREC)

 

For more information about national ethics requirements, contact the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC

Research We Have Been Involved In

We are regularly involved in research, either through participation or contribution.

Some examples of projects we have been involved with are as follows:

 

Alice Springs Women’s Shelter: a history and overview

 

Outreach with and for Aboriginal women experiencing domestic and family violence: a practice guide

 

Advocacy with and for Aboriginal women experiencing domestic and family violence: a practice guide

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