Welcome to this week’s Round-Up! Originally conceived to make sense of the racialised experiences of black women, ‘intersectionality’ is a term expressing the understanding that gender inequality is not the same for all women: racism, homophobia, colonialism and abelism all combine to affect women’s different experiences of gender inequality and violence. At the recent Prevalent & Preventable conference, participants sought to explore what ‘we’ actually mean when we use the term ‘intersectionality’. This required recognising and acknowledging that as individuals and individuals within groups, there are multiple sites of oppression, and simultaneously, multiple sites of privilege and power. To learn more about what happened at the conference, read the Storify wrap-up here and Yvonne Lay’s reflections here.


Around the Country


Around the World


Research and Reports


  • Women’s Foundation of Oregon has released a comprehensive report on the issues, experiences and status of the current generation of Oregon women and girls. Count Her In has collected baseline data from 1,000 women and girls across the state emphasizing on eight pressing issues requiring immediate action, among them violence against women and systemic racism.


Get Involved!

  • Join friends and colleagues working for women’s rights and gender equality at the National Women’s Alliances’ International Engagement Forum to hear about updates and new inputs on the Sustainable Development Goals from the government and civil society. Forum will be held on the 19th of October , from 10 AM to 4 PM on level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW. Invite and agenda here.
  • WESNET is hosting the InauguralTechnology 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 and register please visit the conference website. Early bird rates close on 21 October.
  • Ruby Gaea Darwin Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc. invites you to join us for the annual Reclaim the Night March to end sexual violence against women and children on 28 October 2016 starting from at 6:45pm at Bicentennial Park (Corner of Daly Street & The Esplanade). For more information email [email protected]or visit the website 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.