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SCWK5011: Violence Against Women

Taking the example of violence against women, this unit of study builds upon previous studies of social inequality to explore the role of gender inequality as both a cause and consequence of violence against women. The intersection of gender inequality with other forms of inequality, such as that based on race, class and ability is also explored. Because of its short and long term impacts on womens health, well being and life chances, social workers in all settings are involved in responding to violence against women. Students will engage critically with a range of theories, research approaches, and policy and practice reponses to violence against women at local, national and global levels.

Code SCWK5011
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the nature, extent and effects of violence against women in local, national and global contexts
  • LO2. identify the short and long term impacts of violence against women and the implications for social work in a variety of practice contexts
  • LO3. critically engage with a range of theoretical approaches to understanding violence against women and its intersection with inequalities based on factors such as 'race', class, sexuality and ability
  • LO4. critique current and historic legal and social service systems responses to prevent and address violence against women in different social and cultural contexts
  • LO5. demonstrate skills in responding to violence against women through policy, practice and research
  • LO6. propose alternative solutions to address contemporary violations of women's human rights occurring at the local, state, national or international level

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.