Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women with disability and the LGBTQI community need to have a more central place in our efforts to end violence against women. The upcoming AWAVA/Our Watch conference, Prevalent & Preventable (Adelaide, 19-22 September), will explore tailored actions to address intersecting forms of inequality and oppression, in order to prevent violence. One of the great speakers who have just been confirmed for the conference is Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli. Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli has gained national and international recognition as a writer, researcher, lecturer and consultant in the issues of cultural diversity, gender diversity, sexual diversity, family diversity, HIV/AIDS, and social diversity in health and education, with a specific focus on adolescence and young people. Look for regular updates about the developing conference program here! And register now – early bird rates end on Friday 29 July.
Around the Country
- The South Australian Government has released a Domestic Violence Discussion Paper, including proposals for a disclosure scheme that reveals a person’s violent history to a new partner.
- Also in South Australia, 11 State Government departments have gained accreditation as White Ribbon Workplaces, with the aim of working together to end violence against women.
- Comedian Juliet Moody, star of Canberra’s Fearless Comedy Gala, has explained the motivation behind the upcoming show and shared her past experiences of domestic abuse.
- A report from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has revealed that the federal government conducted more than 7400 investigations into online child sexual abuse content in the past year.