The Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, established in 1987, at Monash University offers a platform to bring together expertise in feminist social sciences and humanities research from the Faculty of Arts. The Centre was founded to foster research and teaching collaborations that addressed women’s equity and participation.
In line with changing gender scholarship, current research work aims to produce knowledge about contemporary dilemmas and contradictions in gender relations, gender equality outcomes and sexualities in all societies. The gender studies stream within the Sociology teaching program, and the collaborative activities of gender researchers across the Faculty are all informed by the belief that all social processes are ‘gendered’, and that feminist analysis and knowledge is crucial in understanding social processes, power and participation.
Key areas of research strength are focused on gendered violence in family and post conflict contexts, gendered migration patterns, and fluid constructions of gender identities and sexualities.
- Widespread public concern with obesity means children are seen as advocates for change in family health practices. This study Child health advocacy examines how health knowledge taken ... Read more
- Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research Annual Public Lecture 2016 Professor Sandra Walklate, University of Liverpool & Monash University Professor Elizabeth Sheehy, University of Ottawa Professor Jude ... Read more
- The Universities of Monash and Warwick have a cross University Alliance, supporting staff and student exchange and innovative international research programs. The Centre for Women’s ... Read more
You can now watch a recording of the ‘Keeping Perpetrators in View: How do we see the ‘Web of Accountability'?' event and access the presentation slides on our Community Engagement webpage. On... Read more
On 15 February 2018, the School of Social Science’s Gender & Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention focus program hosted a joint seminar on domestic homicide and policy interventions in... Read more
A new Victoria Police strategy represents a major milestone in the evolving police approach to family violence. AAP/Joe Castro This article was written by Monash Gender and Family... Read more
If 80% of violence by adolescents is by sons against their mothers - what does this tell us about gender and equality and the prevention of family violence? As... Read more
Dr James Roffee has been appointed to the Victorian Government's LGBTI Taskforce Justice Working Group, helping to make a more inclusive Victoria a reality. Read more
Since graduating from Monash with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in International Relations, Catherine Kimonides has had an amazing career that has taken her around the world:... Read more
The family violence information sharing scheme, founded under the Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017, was created to produce improved methods of communication between organisations. The... Read more
A new report, released today, draws from the first major study in Australia to examine the link between migration status and family violence, undertaken by Monash University. Written by... Read more
The Monash Gender and Family Violence (MonashGFV) team have been shortlised for the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. The nomination that has secured the shortlisting is the 2016... Read more