Waiting decades to reduce domestic abuse isn’t an option, with Jess Hill

Approximately one-quarter of women in Australia have experienced at least one incident of violence by an intimate partner. In Victoria, the Royal Commission into Family Violence in 2016 made 227 recommendations to prevent violence before it starts, improve support services and increase accountability for perpetrators. This ambitious reform agenda and the complex nature of abuse create challenges for public managers across multiple sectors, including health, justice, policing, housing and education. And abuse rates aren’t declining, so maintaining momentum can be challenging. 

Jess Hill’s debut book, See What You Made Me Do, challenges the ‘stock feminist answer’ of domestic abuse and looks to factors beyond the “laws of masculinity” that might make men into monsters. An investigative journalist who has written and researched domestic abuse since 2014, Jess will speak to the commitments, complications, and misconceptions of domestic abuse in Victoria. Have we been asking the wrong questions? What can we do right now to curb abuse?

This event will be facilitated by Tahlia Eastman, a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Event details

Date: Monday, 16 March 2020

Registration & light refreshments: 12.00-12.30pm

Seminar: 12.30-1.45pm

Registrations close on Thursday, 12 March 2020.

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Venue information

  • Venue: Conversation Quarter
  • Address: State Library Victoria,
    Melbourne 3000

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