Queensland government to trial a specialist domestic violence court and more* Weekly Round-Up 13 July 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of AWAVA’s Weekly Round-Up. This week, the Queensland government took a very positive step in announcing that it will trial a specialist domestic violence court. We are pleased to see that significant steps are being taken to improve women’s access to justice and are looking forward to future developments in this area. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about the future of the domestic violence court, as well as other news from the responding to violence against women sector.
CEO of Royal Women’s Hospital, Dr Sue Matthews, has discussed the need to train health professionals to assess and respond to domestic violence. Dr Matthews also endorses Labor MP, Sharon Knight’s proposal to recruit hairdressers and bartenders in efforts to prevent family violence, backed up by research showing that women are more likely to confide in someone they trust outside their circle of family and friends.
In Ireland, Emma Murphy, a victim of domestic violence, uploaded a video about domestic violencewhich has gone viral on the internet and has attracted much needed attention to the issue. [Trigger Warning: descriptions of domestic violence]
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has recently released two knowledge papers. The Papers titled ‘What does it take? Developing informed and effective tertiary responses to violence and abuse of women and girls with disabilities in Australia’ and ‘Seeking help for domestic violence: Exploring rural women’s coping experiences’ can be found here, along with other research papers produced by the organisation.
The Women’s Legal Service Victoria is holding an interactive workshop on July 14 to improve workers’ knowledge of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act (VOCAT). Register here by July 7!
Applications are open for the ‘Family Violence Has No Boundaries: Cultural Diversity and Prevention’ conference to be held in Melbourne on 24 and 25 September. Submit abstracts by emailing[email protected] by July 27. More information can be found here.
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