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.



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  • The University of Melbourne has created a website called ‘NotTheOnlyOne’ 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!
  • 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 sectors, and also in the category of agenda setter of the year. Find out more here.
  • Executive Challenge Academy, in partnership with the Queensland Police Service and EY, invites you to the Stepping Up for DVLeadership Challenge Workshop with Rosie Batty on 11 August at 9AM, Brisbane City QLD. For inquiries and registration click here.
  • Soroptomist International is sponsoring the Rosie Batty Roadshow from 5 October to 7 November 2016, travelling from Brisbane to Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne and Adelaide. Proceeds will go to the Women’s Legal Services in each capital that Rosie will visit. To buy your tickets click here.