Violence against women
Family violence including intimate partner homicide
Kate is Acting Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. She conducts research in the field of family violence, criminal justice responses to family violence, and the impact of criminal law reform in Australia and internationally. Kate has advised on homicide law reform, family violence and youth justice reviews in several Australian and international jurisdictions.
Kate Fitz-Gibbon's Articles
Coronavirus and the domestic violence threat
For some women and children, safely isolating at home will simply not be an option.
Counting intimate partner homicides
Better access to data is desperately needed to better understand the phenomenon in order to prevent it.
Falling short on family violence
Despite having a code of practice in place for investigating incidents, police duty failures are all too common.
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.
The leading threat to women's safety
Men’s violence continues to threaten, restrict and harm the lives of Victorian women at alarming levels.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.