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Whole-of-Government Approach to Prevent Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence

In the lead up to the annual 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December), Women NSW and Domestic Violence NSW have partnered to bring you a free webinar series on how the whole-of-NSW Government can prevent sexual, domestic and family violence across a range of settings.

Webinar 1 – Primary prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence (16 October 2020, 10am-12pm)

  • What is sexual, domestic and family violence, what drives it and how is it gendered?
  • What is primary prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence?
  • NSW Domestic and Family Violence Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy 2017-2021

Webinar 2 – Intersectionality and inclusion in primary prevention (3 November 2020, 10am-12pm)

  • What is intersectionality?
  • What drives sexual, domestic and family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, migrant and refugee women, women with disability and LGBTIQ people?
  • How can we challenge the intersecting drivers of violence and make primary prevention inclusive?

Webinar 3 – Prevention in Action: Interagency Challenge (10 December 2020, 10am-12pm)

  • What are the priority settings for preventing sexual, domestic and family violence? (Education, Sports, Arts, Health, Family and Community Services, Public Spaces, Transport and Infrastructure, Workplaces)
  • What are some promising approaches and initiatives for preventing violence?
  • How can you respond to resistance and backlash to efforts to prevent violence?

You can register for the free webinars here: https://whole-of-government-approach-to-prevent-violence.eventbrite.com


ANROWS survey for service providers – technology-facilitated abuse

We appreciate if you can share this survey to support the first stage of an Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) national research project on technology-facilitated abuse.

ANROWS is recruiting workers to complete a 20-minute anonymous online survey. The link to the survey can be found here: https://rmit.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8bM5iNhlwMnJCfP.

Who is this survey for?

This survey is for service providers that work with people who experience or use violence, including domestic violence or sexual assault services, legal services, homelessness/housing, health, men’s behaviour change, family relationship services, migrant services, disability services, LGBTIQ+ services, prevention organisations, government policy and specialist services for Aboriginal or Torres Islander people.

What is the purpose of the survey?

The survey is the first stage of this research project. It aims to leverage the practice-based knowledge of people working in the sector to find out more about technology-facilitated abuse including:

  • the extent to which clients experience or use technology-facilitated abuse
  • forms of abusive tactics experienced
  • the training and resources available
  • gaps and challenges workers face.

When does the survey close?

Please complete the survey by 31 October 2020. However, the survey may be extended beyond this deadline if necessary.

Please also find attached a poster with more details.

We encourage you to complete the survey, and circulate it amongst your networks.

If you would like more information about the survey, please contact Asher Flynn at asher.flynn@monash.edu.


Illawarra Interagency October Meeting

The Illawarra Interagency provides a forum for community organisations to build relationships, learn new skills and work collaboratively to improve outcomes for the Illawarra community. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in supporting the well-being of people who live, work or play in the Illawarra Region.

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Illawarra Interagency | Online Meeting

2.00pm to 4.00pm

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Topic | Domestic and Family Violence in the Illawarra

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During the Covid19 pandemic, our communities saw a rise in reported cases of Domestic and Family Violence. In line with our series of meetings this year to support our community sector during challenging times, we have themed our October meeting accordingly.

Join us and a panel of expert local service providers, to discuss the current state of Domestic and Family Violence in the Illawarra. We will explore some of the recent challenges in our region and discuss ways in which we can move forward together to address this important topic.

The meeting will be held via ZOOM call and can be accessed by your computer, tablet or phone.

Please share this invitation with your colleagues.

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Please be aware that conversations such as these can be triggering. Look after your mental health and seek help if needed. Lifeline: 13 11 14

Further information: http://www.illawarrainteragency.com illawarrainteragency@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au | (02) 4221 6091

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Help is Here

You may have seen the  Help is Here  campaign advertising over the past couple of months. It’s a campaign from the Department of Social Services to ensure all Australians affected by domestic and family violence and abuse know where to seek help, when they need it.

The Prime Minister announced the campaign on 29 March this year, to support Australians experiencing domestic and family violence due to the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic.

The advertising, which will run nationally until the end of September 2020, directs audiences to national telephone and online counselling services 1800RESPECT and MensLine Australia, as well as relevant state and territory services – and aims to reassure those affected by domestic violence that their experiences are not acceptable, and that help is available.

Help spread the word

The stakeholder materials page on the Department of Social Services website also has a selection of materials you are welcome to use, including:

  • television commercials, including Indigenous and Auslan versions
  • posters in various sizes
  • a web tile and banner
  • bumper stickers and window decals
  • social media content, including static images and 6 and 15 second videos.

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Invitation to participate in research project exploring responses to domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers at UNSW Sydney are conducting a research study about your experiences of delivering services to people affected by domestic and family violence. The study will help us understand the important work that you do, and the impacts the distancing measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have had on your work as well as the capacity and practice of services currently, and into the future.    

You will be asked to participate in an online or telephone interview, which will take approximately 20-30 minutes. We will ask you about your professional experiences and you may also be asked to give your perspective on helpful or promising interventions, policies and/or approaches that have emerged since the onset of the pandemic.

We are looking to speak with staff from services that support people impacted by domestic and family violence – including representatives health, community, legal or social services as well as from relevant peak bodies and government agencies.

If you are interested in being part of this project, we would love to hear from you – please contact the project lead from UNSW, Patricia Cullen, by email patricia.cullen@unsw.edu.au or by telephone 0410591180.