Unmasking the hidden terror of family violence
Family violence has been dragged into the open in countries around the world.
Elimination of Violence against Women
Violence against women and children is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, predominately perpetrated by men. At Monash we recognise that all of us can play a role in preventing any and all gender-based violence. We explore family violence as not just an issue at the individual and local level but as a global issue of gender inequality and sustainable development.
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Professor of Criminology
Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture and Director of the XYX Lab
Professor of Sociology
Associate and Deputy Director of Monash GPS (Gender, Peace and Security).
Tackling intimate partner homicide
At least one woman a week is killed by a man in Australia. A new research project aims to find pathways to prevention.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.
Falling short on family violence
Despite having a code of practice in place for investigating incidents, police duty failures are all too common.
Coercive control laws not the right path
New law is often seen as an answer in tackling intimate partner and family violence, but our research shows it is not always the best response.
Caught between #metoo and the gun-show
Hyper-masculinity is a defining feature of global politics, but the #metoo movement is prising open opportunities to pursue gender equality as women fight back.
Murder in the family
The killing of a parent by his or her child is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to prevent it.
Anti-terrorist centre needs focus on family violence too
The Victorian centre's effectiveness will be muted unless it includes experts on violence against women.
How to make our cities safer for women
Australia has guidelines for designing safe parks, but the stories of many women show these are not enough. We must involve women in co-designing these shared public spaces.