Research and social impact
Research on domestic violence, violence against women and abuse
White Ribbon Australia develops research and innovative resources to help prevent men’s violence against women.
White Ribbon provides free resources for people interested in research on domestic violence, violence against women and abuse:
Measuring our impact
White Ribbon programs are independently evaluated to monitor their effectiveness.
White Ribbon is currently developing a social impact measurement framework to measure organisational performance and track achievement of our mission.
The White Ribbon Research and Policy Group
The White Ribbon Research and Policy Group is made up of independent academics and policymakers with expertise in the prevention of men’s violence against women.
The Group identifies authors and papers suitable for the White Ribbon Policy and Research Series and contributes to the development of White Ribbon resources. Its members participate in White Ribbon events and speak to the media as subject matter experts.
Ambassador Research Project
In a global first, White Ribbon Australia has opened its Ambassador program up to researchers, with a team at the University of Wollongong independently evaluating why men become Ambassadors, their violence prevention activities, and the challenges they face in advocating to end violence against women.
Conducted in 2016 by Kenton Bell and Claire E. Seaman, the project, this case study shows the key role men can play in violence prevention, and provides support for White Ribbon’s overhaul of the Ambassador Program.
- Full Report: Case Study of White Ribbon Australia’s Ambassador Program: Men as Allies to Prevent Men’s Violence Against Women
- Media Release: Groundbreaking research into White Ribbon Australia’s Ambassadors show strength of engaging men to stop violence against women
- White Ribbon Australia’s Response to Case Study
- Infographic: Daughter Quote
- Infographic: It’s about Educating Men
- Infographic: Project Overview
- Infographic: She was a Good Person
- Infographic: Training Opportunities
The White Ribbon Policy and Research Series
The White Ribbon Policy and Research Series focuses on the prevention of men’s violence against women. Papers are written by independent academics and policymakers, and reviewed by members of the Research and Policy Group and White Ribbon staff.
White Ribbon runs interactive regional forums on preventing men’s violence against women across the country. The forums bring together practitioners, policymakers and academics to explore best practice in and challenges for engaging men in the prevention of men’s violence against women.