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"Stronger links for safer communities, because it’s all of our business"

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September 2013

The National LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence Conference is a unique platform which focuses on appropriate service and policy responses to LGBTIQ domestic and family violence (DFV) and innovative prevention programs.

The second national conference will be held in Sydney on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September 2013 at the NSW Teacher’s Federation in Surry Hills.

Building on the success of the first national conference in 2011 and the work we’ve been doing, we have expanded the conference to a two-day event.

This year we have a particular focus on collaborative responses to LGBTIQ DFV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, examples of proven best practice and a range of capacity-building initiatives to help services to make their practice accessible to LGBTIQ people.

We will launch the results of the LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence survey (the largest piece of research ever undertaken in Australia on LGBTIQ experiences of DFV), explore ways in which an analysis of LGBTIQ DFV fits within a gendered feminist framework and celebrate wins for LGBTIQ people and their families under the 2013 NSW Government Domestic and Family Violence Reforms.

As always we will be keeping the registration costs low to make the conference accessible to all. 

It is an opportunity to meet some of the leading people working in this exciting field of policy and practice and for services to meet the needs of their local LGBTIQ communities.

The conference is being organised by the NSW LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Interagency Working Group. The interagency includes representatives from government and community organisations working together to prevent domestic violence in LGBTIQ communities and/or provide appropriate services to affected individuals and their families.

This conference will be of interest for anyone interested in violence prevention and response including:

  • Federal and State Government services and agencies including health, education, housing, police, justice etc
  • Non government organisations i.e. refuges, safe houses, specialist housing services etc
  • Court advocacy services, legal services, lawyers.
  • Youth services, community and welfare workers.
  • Victims of crime and victim’s support organisations.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations.
  • CALD, migrant and refugee support services.
  • LGBTIQ community organisations.
  • Academics and students in related fields including peace and conflict studies, psychology, sociology, law, social science etc
  • Policymakers and researchers.
  • Anyone working in the fields of social inclusion, equity and diversity, counselling, behaviour change etc.


REGISTER: We are currently setting up an online registration system and will be opening for registrations week beginning 22nd July.

For further information about the 2013 Conference please contact:

Moo Baulch at the Anti Violence Project ACON on 02 9206 2095 or at mbaulch@acon.org.au



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