An urgent national conversation on women killed by male violence
Five women have been killed, allegedly by men's violence, in the last 10 days in Australia. Each killing has occurred in a different state or territory of Australia and involves a range of different circumstances but the commonality across these cases is the alleged use of fatal male violence and that these men were known to the female victim prior to their deaths.
Last year, 57 women were killed by male violence in Australia. 43 weeks in 2023, according to the Red Heart Campaign led by Sherele Moody, 57 women in Australia have been killed. The vast majority allegedly killed by a current or former male intimate partner.
This is the tip of the iceberg of violence against women and children in Australia.
On Friday 10th November we are convening an expert panel to facilitate an urgent conversation on women's safety. We will be bringing together an expert panel including:
- Chay Brown, Managing Director, Managing Director, Her Story Consulting
- Patty Kinnersly, Chief Executive Officer, Our Watch,
- Kyllie Cripps, Associate Professor, Monash University,
- Silke Meyer, Leneen Forde Chair of Child and Family Research, Griffith University
- Hayley Boxall, Research Fellow, Australian National University
The webinar will be facilitated by Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon (Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Monash University)