Gambling harm and intimate partner violence - Webinar

December 04, 2020 at 2:14 PM

From the NZFVC


Wednesday 9 December 2020


3-4.45pm, NZDT (1-2.45pm, AEDT)


Webinar (Australia based)





This webinar launches the practice guide ‘The dangerous combination of gambling and domestic and family violence against women’. Developed as part of the ANROWS research project, this guide aims to enhance practice across gambling help, financial counselling and domestic and family violence services.

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Previous research into the links between gambling and intimate partner violence has generally defined violence in terms of physical assault. There has been little examination of the connection between gambling and coercive control or economic abuse. ANROWS research The relationship between gambling and intimate partner violence against women led by Professor Nerilee Hing addresses this gap, exploring the impacts of both men’s and women’s gambling problems. This research found that while gambling does not directly cause IPV, it exacerbates it in serious ways, and that economic abuse is highly prevalent among women experiencing gambling related IPV.

Findings of the research and highlights from the practice guide will be shared in a panel discussion facilitated by Michele Robinson, Director of Evidence to Action, ANROWS with:

  • Professor Nerilee Hing, Central Queensland University & lead author of the report
  • Corinna Freytag, Relationships Australia South Australia, lead author of the practice guide
  • members of the Three Sides of the Coin gambling lived experience project.

There will also be a live Q&A.

This webinar is designed for  practice design decision makers, policymakers and practitioners, working in domestic and family violence, gambling help, and financial counselling services.

The webinar is open to anyone and free to attend. A recording of the webinar will also be available on the ANROWS website.

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