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
Helping the helpers
New research finds frontline domestic violence workers are at risk of burnout due to increased pressures around COVID-19.
Shutting the door on family violence
The now-closed Senate inquiry has added little to what we already know, and brings the government’s commitment to the problem of domestic violence into question.
What will a post-COVID-19 world look like?
Our post-coronavirus pandemic future will be very different to the one we anticipated, as it reshapes relationships, governments, business, and broader society.
Family violence and the bystander effect
Bystanders have never been more critical in combating family violence than during coronavirus restrictions and household isolation.
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.