Gambling and Violence Against Women Resources

50–50: Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect

This film, and accompanying resource notes below, are part of the project ‘Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect’ focusing on the link between family violence and gambling. WHIN would like to thank our project partners Women’s Health East and North East Primary Care Partnership.

The film and resource notes help guide professionals from both the gambling and family violence counselling fields, and provide the broader community with language to challenge expressions that support violence against women. The film shows ‘Phil’, a man with gambling issues, expressing stereotyped ideas of masculinity and femininity and a need to control his partner’s independence and decisions. His friend ‘Ahmed’, who works as a counsellor, challenges these comments.

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50–50: Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect Resource Notes (PDF)

These resource notes are designed to accompany the film discussed above.

Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect Resource Issues Paper (PDF)

Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect: A gambling and family violence issues paper provides information on the link between gambling and family violence to professionals, advocates, and policy and decision makers. The paper summarises the project’s work over three years, forming an evidence base of research and practice on a gendered perspective of the co-occurrence of family violence and gambling-related harm.

Gambling and Family Violence Fact Sheet 2017 (PDF)

This concise fact sheet provides statistics and other information on gambling-related harm, family violence, and the link between the two in Victoria and Australia more broadly.

Understanding the Link between Family Violence and Gambling: Information for Local Government (PDF)

This paper aims to assist health, social and land-use planners to consider how local governments can work to prevent family violence in communities where harm from gambling also exists. It describes relevant public health concepts and includes suggested actions and strategies drawn from current Victorian local government policies.

Snapshot of the Link between Family Violence and Gambling: Information for Local Government (PDF)

This quick-reference one-pager provides facts, questions and actions for local government staff on the link between gambling and family violence.

To understand the work that underpins the resources on this page, visit the Gambling and Violence against Women page in the ‘Current Work’ section of our website.