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Building inclusive cities : women's safety and the right to the city /

by Whitzman, Carolyn (ed.) | Legacy, Crystal (ed.) | Andrew, Caroline (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2012Description: xv, 216 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women's safety in the context of poverty reduction and social inclusion. Drawing upon two decades of research and grassroots action on safer cities for women and everyone, this book is about the right to an inclusive city. The first part of the book describes the challenges that women face regarding access to essential services, housing security, liveability and mobility. The second part of the book critically examines programs, projects and ideas that are working to make cities safer. Building Inclusive Cities takes a cross-cultural learning perspective from action research occurring throughout the world and translates this research into theoretical conceptualizations to inform the literature on planning and urban management in both developing and developed countries. This book is intended to inspire both thought and action. ; Contents: 1.Introduction: challenges, opportunities and tools / Crystal Legacy -- pt. I Challenges and opportunities -- 2.Gendered livelihoods and inclusive cities / Fran Klodawsky -- 3.Women's safety and everyday mobility / Carolyn Whitzman -- 4.Migrant women's safety: framing, policies, and practices / Elizabeth L. Sweet -- pt. II Interventions -- 5.Gender Inclusive Cities Programme: implementing change for women's safety / Kalpana Viswanath -- 6.I he role 01 partnerships in creating inclusive cities / Crystal Legacy -- 7.What it looks like when it's fixed: collaboration towardsa shared vision of city safety / Barbara Holtmann -- 8.Safe access to basic infrastructure: more than pipes and taps / Suneeta Dhar -- pt. III Tools -- 9.From gender mainstreaming to intersectionality: advances in achieving inclusive and safe cities / Yardena Tankel -- 10.Safer discursive space: artistic interventions and online action research / Melanie Lambrick -11.How do we evaluate the safety of women? / Margaret Shaw -- 12.Conclusion: women's safety and the right to the city / Kalpana ViswanathAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Don't go out at night because it's not safe : a research project on the safety fears of older people on low incomes in the city of Yarra. /

by Wanstall, Ron | North Yarra Community Health Centre.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. North Yarra Community Health Centre 1998Description: 30 p. + appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 1998 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Don't go there : young people's perspectives on community safety and policing /

by Grossman, Michele | Victoria Police | Sharples, Jenny.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. Victoria University 2010Description: xxii, 204 p. : ill., graphs.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study aimed to find out what young people aged 15-19 in the Brimbank area think about community safety and about the ways in which police and young people interact on these issues.Availability: (1)

Growing them strong, together : promoting the safety and wellbeing of the Northern Territory's children : Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory 2010 /

by Bamblett, Muriel (ed.) | Northern Territory. Department of the Chief Minister | Roseby, Bob (ed.) | Bath, Howard (ed.).

Publisher: Darwin, N.T. Northern Territory Government 2010Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2 volumes + summary 'A remote community witness to the Inquiry was concerned that too many children in the Northern Territory were 'growing themselves up'. The title chosen for the report reflects the central message that all of us together, parents, community members, government workers and NGO service providers, are responsible not only for 'growing them up' but for 'growing them strong'. In Aboriginal society, the word 'strong' connotes a sense of wellbeing that includes physical, emotional and spiritual health, strength and safety.'Summary: The foremost finding of the Inquiry is that there needs to be organisational reform in child protection in the Northern Territory which includes a re-orientation towards a more collaborative approach to the task, as well as an immediate investment in more staffing resources for statutory child protection and out of home care (OOHC) services. This said, unless there is a robust concomitant commitment to developing culturally appropriate, early intervention and preventive services, the statutory service will never be able to keep up with demand. If change is to occur, we need to invest as much, if not more, into preventing the need for vulnerable children to be placed into care as we do to investigating and monitoring families and placing their children elsewhere. Finally, the Report strongly emphasises our shared responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children. This reflects a growing understanding across the country that, in isolation, statutory child protection systems cannot hope to address the needs of so many vulnerable children and families. We therefore focus on the child safety and wellbeing roles of all government agencies, the non government service sector, community members, families and members of the public to emphasise the understanding that protecting children is truly 'everyone's business'. The child protection system in the Northern Territory must provide for the safety and wellbeing of all children regardless of ethnicity or location and the Report endeavours to describe how this can be done. However, because of the demographics of the Northern Territory and the particular vulnerabilities of Aboriginal children, there is a strong emphasis throughout the Report on responses to the needs of Aboriginal children, their families and their communities.Availability: (1)

High-Wire Act : Cyber-Safety and the Young : interim report /

by Australia. Parliament. Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: xxxiv, 556 p. : ill.Other title: Cyber-safety and the young.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: "As part of the Governments's comprehensive commitment to cyber-safety, the Australian Parliament establised this Committee in March 2010. This report focuses on how young people can be empowered and connect to the Internet, and use new technologies with confidence, knowing that they can use them safely, ethically and with full wareness of risks and benefits." -- Foreword.Availability: (1)

Issues for the safety and wellbeing of children in families with multiple and complex problems : the co-occurrence of domestic violence, parental substance misuse, and mental health problems /

by Bromfield, Leah | Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child rotection Clearinghouse | Lamont, Alister | Parker, Robyn | Horsfall, Briony.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 21-23Summary: Families with multiple and complex problems are no longer a marginal group in service delivery. In fact, they have become the primary client group of modern child protection services. The challenge for child protection services is to respond holistically to address inter-related problems, in order to better support families to make and sustain changes to better meet the needs of children.Availability: (1)

Little piece of heaven : thoughts from Victorians on housing as a human right. /

by Nissim, Rivkah | Lowe, Sarah (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2004Description: 56 p. : ill.Notes: The Housing is a Human Right Project is a collaborative project of VCOSS, Shelter Victoria, Women's Housing Ltd and Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE).Summary: People around Victoria were asked their views about the right to adequate housing, to provide the basis for a Charter of Housing Rights for Victoria. The aim was to discover what adequate housing means to Victorians especially to those who have been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless, and those who live in substandard or unaffordable or insecure housing. Their opinions and experiences are presented in conversational style in this report, grouped under themes: safe and habitable, accessible and appropriate, secure and affordable. The recommendations present a challenge to both the Australian and the Victorian Governments.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Marginalised young people, surveillance and public space : a research report /

by Wilson, Dean | Youth Affairs Council of Victoria | Rose, Jen | Colvin, Emma.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Youth Affairs Council of Victoria 2010; School of Social and Political Inquiry, Monash University 2010Description: 56 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 A Joint Project of the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University and Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Bibliography : p. 50-52Summary: Young peoples right to access public space safely and without discrimination has been an ongoing focus of YACVics advocacy work over the years. Young people are still typically viewed with suspicion when hangingout in public spaces. Unfortunately, in spite of the introduction of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, policy and laws are still developed that seriously breach young peoples rights, particularly when it comes to the regulation of public space. Young people who are experiencing homelessness or other forms of social disadvantage or marginalisation experience breaches of several of their human rights. Their right to housing, as described by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is breached. They may well be denied their right to education as a consequence of the strain homelessness places on their lives. Their right to safety is regularly compromised by virtue of not having access to safe, private spaces. Further breaches of their right to safely access public spaces free from harassment and discrimination simply compounds their disadvantage and exacerbates their vulnerability. We have a responsibility to develop policy that does not serve to further marginalize young people who are already highly vulnerable.Availability: (1)

The ARACY report card in 20 years' time : Towards targets and outcomes /

by Sanson, Ann | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Emerson, Lance.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008; Melbourne University 2008Description: 10 p.Other title: Social Inclusion and the Early Years Workshop proceedings (12.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 12 December 2008 Bibliography : p. 10Summary: This paper explores some of the changes which are needed in order to effect a socially inclusive society, making reference to the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY)'s first Report Card on the Wellbeing of Young Australians (2008). We then make some suggestions about possible social inclusion targets which should lead to improved child and youth indicators.Availability: (1)

The wellbeing of young Australians : technical report /

by Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth 2008Description: v, 155 p. : ill. col. tables.Other title: The ARACY report card on the wellbeing of young Australians.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p.131-140Summary: The ARACY Report Card presents a summary of the wellbeing of Australia's young people. It provides an international perspective and sets a baseline for future monitoring. The Report Card has eight domains on the health and wellbeing of young Australians: material wellbeing, health and safety, education, training and employment, peer and family relationships, behaviours and risks, subjective wellbeing, participation and environment. ; Our report compares the Australian average, the Indigenous Australian average and international or OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) performance. It shows, that despite our economic prosperity, Australian children do not perform as well as modern society would like to think." -- ARACY. ; Contents: 1. -- Introduction to report card -- 2. -- Why measure the wellbeing of young Australians? -- 3. What is wellbeing for children and young people? -- 4. Methods -- 5. Material wellbeing -- 6. Health and safety -- 7. Education, training and employment -- 8. Peer and family relationships -- 9. Behaviours and risks -- 10. Subjective wellbeing --11. Participation -- 12. Environment.Availability: (1)

Working together to keep children and young people safe : an interagency guide /

by New Zealand. Ministry of Social Development. Child, Youth nd Family Services.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. New Zealand. Ministry of Social Development. Child, Youth and Family Services 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: This book is for people in social service agencies, schools, healthcare organisations, community and other groups who have close contact with children and families. You may be the first to notice when things are not going right for families and when there are concerns about children. It is designed to sit alongside your own policies for protecting children to make sure we?re: caring for children and young people, knowing the signs that something could be wrong, and how to help families be safe and strong.Availability: (1)

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