National roundtable on femicide data collection

The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre held a national roundtable on femicide data collection in August 2019.

The roundtable was part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Grant - Securing Women's Lives: Preventing Intimate Partner Homicide. The roundtable brought together experts, practitioners and academics from around Australia including judicial officers, death review personnel, journalists, Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety, a Churchill Fellow researching death review processes internationally and academics researching intimate femicide and violence against women. Issues discussed included, femicide counts, access to data and the risks and opportunities of a live national count of femicides.

An Age newspaper article arising out of the roundtable covers some of these issue.