Systems of domestic violence put under the spotlight
INVESTIGATIVE journalist Jess Hill will put domestic violence perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight when she speaks at COPACC next week.
In Ms Hill’s book See What You Made Me Do, she dives deep into the abuse that so many women and children experience, and argues that we can drastically reduce domestic violence not in
generations to come, but today.
COPACC has engaged Ms Hill to speak as part of funding received under Creative Victoria’s Full House Audience Development Program.
COPACC Full House project co-ordinator Nat Atherden said the funding gave COPACC an opportunity to broaden its offering beyond on-stage performances.
“We’re really grateful to have funding to bring Jess to COPACC, to share her perspectives on domestic violence gained from writing and researching about domestic violence since 2014.
“See What You Made Me Do is a gripping book about power, control and domestic abuse that goes deep inside the minds of abusers to understand the complex factors that fuel their abuse.
“One in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. Jess argues that too often we ask ‘Why didn’t she leave?’ when we should be asking ‘Why did he do it?’.”
Before working on her book, Ms Hill was a producer on ABC Radio, a Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail, and an investigative journalist on Background Briefing. She was listed in Foreign Policy’s top 100 women to follow on Twitter.
Ms Hill will speak in the COPACC Civic Hall on December 5 at 7pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for concession, and are available from copacc.vic.gov.au or from the COPACC Box Office.