Prevalent and Preventable is an international conference dedicated to exploring emerging opportunities to prevent violence against women across the diversity of Australian society (Adelaide, 19-22 September), co-hosted by AWAVA and Our Watch. Early bird rates have been extended to 29 July, so register now! Two of the great speakers confirmed for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stream are Dixie Link-Gordon and Ashlee Donohue, who co-founded Hey Sis, We’ve Got Your Back! Hey Sis is a network of Aboriginal women from all parts of New South Wales, who are committed to working to prevent sexual assault in their communities. Hey Sis aims to let anyone who stands up against sexual assault know that “Sis, we’ve got your back!” To learn more about Dixie and Ashlee, check out their profiles on Positively Remarkable People, an online project about people who are working to prevent violence against women.


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Australian Bureau of  Statistics’ (ABS) data reveal that more than third of sexual violence crimes are link to domestic and gender based violence.


Get Involved

  • 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 One Woman Project is hosting ‘Brisbane’s Finest Feminists’, a conference bringing together feminists from Brisbane, Australia and beyond. The conference will be held on 30 July. More information here!
  • Nominations for the Women’s Legal Services NSW Bright Spark Award 2016 is closing on Friday, 22nd of July! Nominate an inspiring woman who you believe deserves recognition for outstanding community service and advocacy. Learn more about the award and nomination procedure here. Submit your nominations now!
  • The 2016 Victims and Justice National Conference will be held on 8 and 9 August 2016 in Melbourne. More information here.
  • Tickets are on sale for the Fearless Comedy Gala – Comedians Against Family Violence. Some of Australia’s top comedians will unite in Canberra on 18 August to make a stand against family violence in our community. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT. More information available here.
  • The National Multicultural Women’s Conference will be held on 3 and 4 November 2016 in Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney. Find out more here.
  • The National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Counselling Service is holding a Webinar that will give frontline workers an understanding of technology facilitated abuse and knowledge on how to support women with practical advice and tools to increase their safety when using digital technology and online media. The 45 minute webinar will be held on September 15, 2016, Thursday 01:00 PM AEST. The presenter is Karen Bentley, National Director SafetyNey Australia, WESNET. Register here.
  • Sisters Inside Inc. will be holding an art exhibition showcasing the works of Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist Group on the 3rd of August, 2016, from 6 to 8 pm at the Jagera Arts Centre in South Brisbane. For inquiries click here.
  • Nominations for the 4th Annual Women’s Agenda leadership Awards are now open! Nominate an emerging woman leader in the private, government and public, non for profit, legal, business sector. Find out more here.