Strength in survival
The way we depict women who have experienced domestic violence needs to shift from the stereotype of broken and cowering, to reflect their strength and bravery, too.
Time to put women in the theatre spotlight
The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity for theatre-makers to highlight and reveal the challenges and pressures faced by Australian women.
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.
Disarming gendered disablism
A new toolkit aims to give women living with disability an avenue to tackle abuse, and to support them to escape community and at-home violence.
Ending family violence is everybody’s responsibility
Monash is recognised for the strength of its gender scholarship, health and legal research, education, industry engagement and commitment to social justice.
When parents kill
A study reveals that filicide is a regular occurrence in Australia, not a rare one.
Counting intimate partner homicides
Better access to data is desperately needed to better understand the phenomenon in order to prevent it.
Gender equality: it's everyone's business
We need to think about the problems that men and women face not as competing priorities but as part of the same toxic social problem.
The leading threat to women's safety
Men’s violence continues to threaten, restrict and harm the lives of Victorian women at alarming levels.
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.
Victoria should rethink defensive homicide
Scrapping the offence was a mistake and has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
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.
Assumptions fail some victims of family violence
Police can misidentify victims as offenders because the real perpetrator has misled them.
Unmasking the hidden terror of family violence
Family violence has been dragged into the open in countries around the world.
Conjoint Professor of Criminology
Professor of Criminology, Dean of Arts
Emeritus Professor, Department of Social Work
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Criminology
Stacy Holman Jones
Professor, Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance
Research Fellow, Criminology
Professor of International Relations and Director, of the Gender, Peace and Security Centre
Director, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Deputy Director, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Associate Professor (Research), Criminology
Manager of the Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre
Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law