Addressing Violence Alliance (AVA)
Featuring experts and dynamic guest speakers on current best practice policies and practice when working with LGBTIQ communities and their experiences of violence.
This forum will cover policy & research perspectives, organizational & practitioner perspectives, as well as gaps and future advocacy goals.
· Dr Niki Vincent (Commissioner for Equal Opportunity)
· Dr Philomena Horsley – Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria (La Trobe University)
· Dr. Damien Riggs (Flinders University)
· Personal Story
· Worker Wellbeing session
Who should attend?
Policy makers, managers, team leaders and front-line staff working in the area of supporting victims of violence and/or with members of LGBTIQ communities.
A NSW Study found 85% of the lesbian and gay community in NSW had experienced homophobic abuse, harassment or violence during their life. (1) LGBTIQ people are also as likely to be victims of domestic and family violence as non-LGBTIQ women, which equates to approximately 1 in 3. (2)
1. Attorney General’s Department NSW, 2003
2. LGBTIQ D&FV Interagency and University of NSW, 2014
$50 from http://ywca.com.au/avaforum2017/
Victim Support Service
33 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Thursday 20 April 2017, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Clare Tatyzo T: 08 8203 9413
The Addressing Violence Alliance (AVA) is a collaborative partnership between a number of lead agencies in the community services, health and criminal justice sectors. AVA is committed to increasing the capacity of the South Australian workforce in responding to and preventing violence.
Download flyer here AVA LGBTIQ Forum 2017