Prevalent & Preventable has come to a close, after three positive, fascinating, challenging and heartening days in which over 300 people gathered to talk about how to prevent violence against women and their children. AWAVA and our co-hosts, Our Watch, are deeply grateful to the delegates, speakers, facilitators, sponsors and organisers who made the conference possible, especially the stream convenors and their organisations, who worked so hard to develop a great program:

ANROWS has published a great wrap-up of the conference, focusing on the theme of intersectionality. Keep watching Facebook and Twitter (@AWAVA_women and @OurWatchAus #PPVAW2016) for more details of how to view write-ups, photos and presentations from the conference over the coming days.

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  • Save the date: WESNET is pleased to announce it will be hosting the Inaugural Technology Safety Summit in Sydney on 21 November 2016. This one-day conference will focus on the various complex issues and concerns that come from the intersection of technology and domestic and sexual violence, and stalking. The Tech Summit will bring together those working with women and their children experiencing violence and other stakeholders from government and corporate Australia. Attendees of the Tech Summit will learn how technology can be misused as a tactic of abuse, how women experiencing gender-based violence can use technology to improve their safety and privacy, how digital evidence can be collected to hold perpetrators accountable, and how agencies can strengthen policies and practices to improve service delivery, and what other support technology and telecommunications companies can provide.  To find out more, register your interest here!
  • The Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast will be held on 25 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 6:45 am to 9:00 am. The guest speaker will be the honourable Marcia Neave, chair of the recent Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Book here.
  • Lucy’s Project is hosting the second annual conference on Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse-International Perspective to be held from 5-6 November  at the Portside Conference Centre, level 5 Symantec House, 207 Kent St., Sydney. Book here.
  • 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 National Multicultural Women’s Conference will be held on 3 and 4 November 2016 in Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney. Find out more here.
  • Soroptomist International Australia 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.