invite you to the upcoming inaugural Australian Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Recovery and Healing Conference with the theme ‘The Right to Recovery’, which the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre is hosting on behalf of the Australian Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Recovery Alliance. It is being held here in Wollongong, 4-5 May.
The overall goal of the conference is to highlight the importance of investing in DFSV recovery as an area that supports both healing and prevention, as well as establish a community of organisations and individuals across Australia who will collectively drive change in the way we perceive and respond to DFSV.
We will be discussing the four pillars of recovery: holistic models of health care; housing and economic recovery; centering children and young people and responsive, safe, and accessible pathways to justice – and consistent with best ethical practice, at least 50% of presenters and facilitators will be people with lived experience/expertise.
We have a range of excellent and experienced speakers and panellists, which will make this conference enlightening, educational and absolutely engaging. They include Rosie Batty AO, Tarang Chawla, Karen Iles, Dr Janina Fisher, Dr Karen Williams, Rebecca Glen, Yumi Lee, Annabelle Daniel and the Australian DFSV Commissioner Micaela Cronin, with a more extensive list here, and more on the way.
This is the first conference in Australia specifically on domestic, family and sexual violence recovery and healing – so not to be missed!
The registration link is here, and more information on the Alliance and the conference can be found here.