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.
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
“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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