Primary Prevention Policies to Face Domestic Violence against Women: Lessons from Australia to Brazil


This paper analyses the primary prevention policies in Australia to tackle domestic violence against women, at the national and state levels, as they relate to gender and other strengthening factors. It also discusses how these experiences are related to Brazilian policies. The article analyses the backlash in Brazil to the promotion of gender equality and indicates possible inspiration for policies related to reducing the strengthening factors of gender violence.

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Published: 2021-02-24
Pages:189 to 203
Section:Special Issue: Policing and Preventing Gender Violence in the Global South
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How to Cite
Ávila, T. P. and Lopes Gomes Pinto Ferreira , G. . (2021) “Primary Prevention Policies to Face Domestic Violence against Women: Lessons from Australia to Brazil”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10(4), pp. 189-203. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.1807.

Author Biographies

Centro Universitário de Brasília

Thiago Pierobom de Ávila is an Associate Professor in the PhD program of UniCEUB, Brasília, Brazil. He is an Associate Researcher in the Institute for Criminal Law and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal and a Fellow of Monash University Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Australia. He is also a Senior Prosecutor at the Office of the Attorney General, Brasilia, Brazil.

Queensland University of Technology

Gisella Lopes Gomes Pinto Ferreira is currently a PhD candidate at Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She holds an MPhil in Justice from QUT and LLB from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her research explores the prevention of gendered violence in youth cohorts in Brazil and Australia, adopting a southern criminology lens, critical feminist perspective. E-mail: