On Violence

Natasha Stott Despoja
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On Violence

Published

5 March 2019

ISBN

9780522875553

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500KB

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Melbourne University Press

On Violence

Natasha Stott Despoja
Why is violence against women endemic, and how do we stop it?
Every two minutes, police are called to a family violence matter. Every week, a woman is killed by a current or former partner. This is Australia's national emergency. Violence against women is preventable. It is not an inevitable part of the human condition. It's time to create a new normal. It is time to stop the slaughter in our suburbs.
Every two minutes, police are called to a family violence matter. Every week, a woman is killed by a current or former partner. This is Australia's national emergency. Violence against women is preventable. It is not an inevitable part of the human condition. It's time to create a new normal. It is time to stop the slaughter in our suburbs.

Violence is preventable and this passionately written and very important book compels us to take action, challenge ourselves and do so much more to stop this global pandemic.”
Rosie Batty

This is a book that tells the brutal truth. With clarity and rigour, it spells out the facts: both unforgiving and unforgiveable. On Violence doesn’t shrink from the darkness—but it also doesn’t leave us there, alone. It arms us with new ideas, positive stories, evidence of tangible change. And it provides a set of clear and cut-through points you can carry in your pocket. With On Violence, Natasha has given us a powerful mixture of policy primer, conversation-starter and argument-winner.”
Chloe Shorten

The book draws on considerable research and the stories of women affected by violence, blended with anecdotes from [Natasha’s] time in politics and the community sector. It serves as a call to arms for governments, communities and citizens to address this crisis.”
Troy Bramston, Weekend Australian

It’s a short book, and that’s a great virtue... It takes great discipline and keenness of intellect to distil those thoughts into a digestible format as we’ve got here”
Malcolm Turnbull

Natasha Stott Despoja

Natasha Stott Despoja

Natasha Stott Despoja AM is the founding Chair of Our Watch, the national organisation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children. She is Australia’s former Ambassador for Women and Girls and, in 2018, was named one of the top 100 Global Influencers on Gender policy. Natasha is the youngest woman ever to enter Australia’s Federal Parliament, where she served as a Senator from 1995 to 2008, and went on to lead her party, the…

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