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Monash Expert: Five women killed allegedly by male violence in the last 10 days in Australia

Monash University < 1 mins read

Five women have been killed allegedly by men’s violence in the last 10 days in Australia. Last year, 57 women were killed by male violence in Australia. 

 

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon can speak to the need for a national policy to end gender-based violence.

 

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Contact: +61 0412 339 243 or Kate.Fitzgibbon@monash.edu  

Read more of Professor Fitz-Gibbon's work at Monash Lens

 

The following is attributable to Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon:

 

“Violence against women is a national crisis. These deaths represent the tip of

the iceberg of violence against women and children in Australia.  

 

“Australia’s National Plan commits to ending gender-based violence in one

generation. To achieve this, we urgently need increased action, funding and

political attention on the insecurity of women and children in their homes and

workplaces. 

 

“Intimate partner femicide is preventable. These acts of fatal violence are not inevitable in the Australian community. A sustained and long-term commitment to tackling the underlying drivers of violence against women – gender equality and other forms of oppression – is essential. If we do not invest fully in prevention, we will continue to see the horrific impacts of this violence for generations to come. 

 

“The status quo is not delivering the transformational commitment to end gender-based violence in one generation. An escalation in efforts and an increase in funding is urgently required.”

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