TIME FOR REAL MEN TO CALL IT OUT
Gendered violence is an epidemic in Australia.
(The killing of women and girls because they are female).
Counting Dead Women is the main project of Destroy The Joint (DTJ), which is an online Australian feminist group, founded in 2012 by Sydney Morning Herald writer Jenna Price, after 2GB broadcaster Alan Jones criticised then Prime Minister Julia Gillard and stated that women were “destroying the joint’. The project, which is organised through the group’s Facebook page, tracks how many Australian women die by violence each year.
2023 Click on image and read the side post. The number increases regularly.
2022 50 women killed
2021 43 women killed
2020 60 women killed
2019 66 women killed
Gender assault in Australia
- Almost 10 women a day are hospitalised for assault injuries perpetrated by a partner.
- Young women (18–34 years) experience significantly higher rates of physical and sexual violence.
- There is evidence that women with disability are more likely to experience violence.
- 1 in 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 15 and over has experienced physical violence in a 12-month period.
- Family violence is a leading driver of homelessness for women [OurWatch].
4 in 5 family violence offenders are men.
Men’s violence against women seeks to exert patriarchal forms of power and control that privilege men’s role in decision-making, in private and public life, and access to resources …. there are strong links between ….patterns of masculinity, men’s sexist attitudes and behaviours, and men’s perpetration of violence against women [National Action Plan P.33].
Change the story
OurWatch is an independent not-for-profit organisation that implemented a shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women in Australia several years ago. It has been evaluated and updated, with the second edition published in 2021.
The current Framework is built around seven elements. It takes the perspective that violence against women is a preventable human rights abuse that is damaging Australian society.