Focus Programs:
Gender & Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention

Family violence is the most common type of violence against women and children worldwide and the leading cause of death amongst Australian women aged between 15 and 44. Each week in Australia at least one woman is killed by a man, typically an intimate (ex)partner. This Program aims to enhance women and children’s security by creating new knowledge about the risks of family violence and family violence homicides. The Program will develop an evidence base for reforms aimed at effectively implementing a more risk sensitive approach to family violence and reducing the associated harms to women and children.


Gender and Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention website

Criminology / Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research

School of Social Sciences

Key Staff

Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher, Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Sandra Walklate.

Other Focus Programs

  • Culture, Media, Economy

    Organised around four themes – mediatisation and social change; media publics; cultural economy; cultures, identities, subjectivities – Culture, Media, Economy will have a strong policy and industry focus alongside its commitment to high level academic research.

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  • Gender, Peace & Security (GPS)

    The GPS Focus Program will generate new high impact knowledge that can influence national and international policy. It will bring women’s voices and gender perspectives into analyses of peace and security processes and conflict prevention.

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