Male Champions of Change Forum and more* Weekly Round-up 1 September 2015
|Welcome to the latest weekly round-up from the responding to violence against women sector. The 2015 Male Champions of Change business forum was held in Sydney on Tuesday. We are pleased to see the commitment of leaders in the business community to tackling both gender equality and domestic violence, and are delighted that domestic violence is increasingly being recognised as a workplace issue in public discourse. Read retired Lieutenant General, David Morrison’s, insightful speech from the forum here. For more information about the initiative, have a look at their website here!
Around the country
- At the recent Male Champions of Change event, former Lieutenant General, David Morrison, has compared domestic violence to war zone horrors.
- Lecturer of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, Kaye Quek, has written about the need for education on gender-based violence prevention both in schools and in the broader community.
- Jenna Price talks to women working to protect Aboriginal women from violence.
- Daphne Haneman, writer and former domestic violence victim/survivor, has written about the need for the legal system to recognise trauma experienced by domestic violence victims.
- The Country Women’s Association of Australia’s national conference was held in Port Macquarie this week.
- In the ACT, midwives may be given greater responsibility to screen pregnant women for signs of domestic violence under a plan proposed by health professionals.
- In NSW, Safe Haven Refuge for women has been given a $9750 CommBank grant under the Sisters of Charity Outreach program.
- In Queensland, the Not Now Not Ever report, which was adopted by the government last week, has been praised for its prominent inclusion of LGBT communities.
Around the world
- Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) is recruiting for the position of Senior Project Officer (Perpetrator Interventions). More information here!
- The Damned Whores and God’s Police 40 Years On Conference on Anne Summer’s seminal text by the same name will be held at the University of Technology Sydney, from 21 – 23 September 2015. Register here!
- The Women’s World Summit Foundation’s new campaign – 17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities – begins on 1 October 2015. More information here!
- The 2015 National Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference will be held on 7 October 2015 in Carrara, Queensland.
- The Festival of THE Rural Woman, a free online global event, is running from 12 – 15 October 2015. Register here!
- The Canberra Community Sleepout will be held on 16 October 2015. Find out here how you can get involved and help combat homelessness in Canberra!
- The 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters will be held in The Hague from 3 – 6 November 2015. More information here!
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