After a short break due to staff leave, our round-up is back! Last week, the NSW government introduced its domestic violence disclosure scheme, allowing people at risk of violence to find out whether their partner has a history of violent crime offences. In addition, third parties such as friends, family members and social workers can also seek information on behalf of the person at risk. For a more thorough outline of how the scheme will work in practice, read this article.

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  • The ACT Office for Women has opened nominations for the ACT Violence Prevention Awards. For more information, follow this link. Nominations close at 5pm on 26 April 2016.
  • Marai Larasi and Prof Rashida Manjoo will be the keynote speakers for the AWAVA/ Our Watch international conference on violence against women (19 to 22 September 2016). Find out more and sign on for email updates at our website!
  • The University of Melbourne has created a website called “Not The Only One” where women can anonymously read and share stories about experiencing family and domestic violence.
  • The Gendered Violence Research Centre at UNSW is organising a panel discussion called ‘UNSW Says Who?’ on 21 April 2016. Register here.
  • 1800RESPECT is running a webinar titled, ‘Understanding the complexities in LGBTIQ domestic and family violence’ on April 21 at 1pm AEST. Register here.
  • invites applications for funding under the Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream, closing on 28 April 2016.
  • The Australian Centre for Leadership For Women is seeking nominations for its 2016 Diversity Awards. Application close on 1 May 2016. Find out more here.
  • The Child Aware Approaches Conference will be held on 23 and 24 May 2016 in Brisbane. Find out more here.
  • The 2016 Global Indigenous Women’s Conference will be held from September 12-14 2016 in Adelaide. Register here.
  • The National Multicultural Women’s Conference will be held on 3 and 4 November 2016 in Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney. Find out more here.
  • Master of Psychology student at Bond University, Sharelle Kostogolou, is seeking responses to a survey on the unauthorised sharing of intimate images (or ‘revenge porn’). If you wish to participate in the survey, please follow this link.
  • University of Sydney and Munster University researchers, Ruth Phillips and Stephanie Brauer, are researching current changes and ideas about feminism in the non-profit sector and are seeking survey participants. If you wish to participate in the survey, please follow this link.