|Welcome to this week’s round up of news about preventing and responding to violence against women. Labor MPs Terri Butler and Tim Watts are proposing a private members’ bill to criminalise so-called “revenge porn,” or the distribution of explicit images without consent. We look forward to seeing developments in this area. As Clementine Ford wrote in a recent article, “The boundaries of cyberspace might be difficult to detect, but that doesn’t mean the people moving in that space are any less real…”
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- Next Thursday 24 September Women’s Services Network (WESNET) is presenting the second of two free webinars on technology and safety for community legal service and domestic/family violence practitioners. Places limited. Register here!
- The Damned Whores and God’s Police 40 Years On Conference on Anne Summers’ ground-breaking text of the same name will be held at the University of Technology Sydney, from 21 – 23 September 2015. Register here!
- British-Somalian activist Nimco Ali and Anne Summers will be discussing female genital mutilation in a public lecture in Melbourne on 28 September.
- 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 to 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 raise awareness about homelessness in Canberra!
- The 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters will be held in The Hague from 3 to 6 November 2015. More information here!