When Love Hurts: Domestic Violence Through the Lens of LGBTIQ+ Relationships

Diversity Council Australia (DCA), 21 Oct 2019

Power and control drive all domestic violence cases. But how does intimate partner violence play out in same sex and LGBTIQ+ relationships? What differences are there, and how do we recognise and put safety strategies in place to support them?

The Art of Inclusion* is DCA’s own podcast, peering into the lives of fascinating people, whose stories shed light on the wider social issues facing Australia, and the world.

In this episode, we hear first-hand from a survivor of domestic violence in a same-sex relationship.

The episode’s expert is Kai Noonan from ACON.

Produced and written by:Andrea Maltman Rivera and Sam Loy. Researched and hosted by: Andrew Maxwell. Executive produced by: Lisa Annese.

d

Parents get new tools to challenge gender stereotypes

Our Watch, 07 March 2018

A digital campaign aimed at helping parents challenge limiting gender stereotypes and promote equality when interacting with their children has just been launched.

The #BecauseWhy campaign encourages parents to view stereotypes often expressed through language, activity choices and media portrayals from a child’s perspective and question why certain limitations are placed on boys and girls.

The campaign website offers a collection of videos and resources to help parents identify and counter rigid stereotypes in their children’s daily lives.

A team effort: preventing violence against women through sport

Our Watch, November 2017

Sport is an integral part of Australian culture and it is woven into the fabric of the everyday lives of many Australian individuals, families and communities.

Change the story: a shared national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia identifies it as a key setting for the prevention of violence against women in Australia.

On and off the field, sport has great potential to influence social change and prevent violence against women by creating inclusive, equitable, healthy and safe environments for men and women, boys and girls.

Sport has the capacity to influence, inform and shape attitudes and behaviours in both negative and positive ways. Sporting environments are places where violence against women can occur directly and, if allowed, can provide a setting for entrenched violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours to be played out. However, this doesn’t have to be the way. Sport can be a leader to empower, motivate and inspire change, on and off the field. Sport is a powerful environment to connect boys and girls, men and women with vital information, skills and strategies to push for inclusive, equitable, healthy and safe sporting spaces for everyone.

The challenge is to extend the notion of equality and fairness into the core business of sport by addressing the drivers of violence against women and stop it before it starts.

Preventing Violence Against Women: Adelaide workshop

You are invited to learn more about the world first prevention framework, Change the Story.

This two hour workshop has been designed for anyone currently engaged, or considering being engaged, with preventing violence against women.
Released late in 2015, this evidence-based framework provides us with the road-map to a nationally coordinated and shared approached to preventing violence against women and their children.
Ending violence against women and their children is a national priority. Work is already being undertaken across a range of sectors – by governments, non-government organisations, researchers and practitioners – to change the attitudes, behaviours and environments that perpetuate this violence. However this work cannot be undertaken in isolation. To end violence, we need to reach everyone, everywhere, and we need to go beyond individual behaviour change and drive broader, social transformation across our country.
Monday 6 June 2016, 9 – 11.30 am Boulevard Room, Stamford Plaza, 150 North Terrace
Our Watch is delighted to advise that this free workshop will be opened by the Hon Zoe Bettison MP and Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Chair of Our Watch
To reserve your place at this workshop please reply to RSVP@ourwatch.org.au.
Download flyer (PDF) here South Australian Invitation