Yesterday, research undertaken by Deakin criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon with Monash criminologists Prof Jude McCulloch and Associate Prof JaneMaree Maher, along with Prof Sandra Walklate, was presented as part of an Annual Public Lecture hosted by the Monash Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. The event was held at the State Library of Victoria.
The Lecture theme, Towards Women’s Security, sought to draw attention to violence against women at the local, national and global level. In the early decades of the 21st Century, the persistence of violence against women in all its forms is a crucial local and global problem. The pressing need to end violence and intervene for the empowerment of women and girls is recognised in international instruments and initiatives across states and regions. Despite increased recognition of the scale, nature and devastating impacts of violence against women, women’s experiences and voices continue to be excluded, marginalized or manipulated with the result that many such initiatives fail to enhance women’s safety or address underlying issues of gender inequity.
To read Jude’s presentation, Click here.