What can be done to end gendered violence?

20 May 2024

Content warning: readers are advised that the following article contains references to intimate partner violence and domestic assault.

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Demonstrators in Sydney rally against gendered violence. Image: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

Recent high-profile incidents of gender-based violence have once again raised calls for the issue to be treated as a national crisis.

The sharp rise in the number of women allegedly killed by men so far this year is almost double when compared to the same period last year, yet the Australian government has so far declined a royal commission into domestic violence.

A dedicated meeting of National Cabinet on 1 May pledged $925 million to tackle the problem, including permanently funding the Leaving Violence program, which provides up to $5,000 in crisis support for women leaving violent relationships, as well as risk assessments and access to support services.

Hear from UQ experts on what can actually be done to end gendered violence?

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