Ending violence against women: Australia and the region

Presenter/s: Listed below

Event type: Seminar

Event date: Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Event venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building Lecture Theatre 1.02, 120 McCoy Circuit, ANU, Acton

This seminar, jointly hosted by the ANU Gender Institute and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will explore current developments in ending violence against women in the Asia-Pacific region and Australia. Speakers will include Australian and international researchers as well as regional experts and program managers from the United Nations.  

Speakers: Ms Marion Esler (Department of Social Services), Dr Henriette Jansen (UNFPA), Dr Deb Loxton (Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health), Dr Janet Hunt (ANU), Ms Corinne Tarnawsky (DFAT), Ms Ingrid FitzGerald (UNFPA), Dr Jenny Munro (ANU), Dr Kamalini Lokuge (ANU), Ms Kathy Taylor (UNDP - Joint UN Regional Program - Partners for Prevention), Ms Melissa Alvarado (UN Women) Ms Tania Farha, Victoria Office of Prevention and Women's Equality, David Matthews (ACT Interim Coordinator General for Family Safety), Dr Damian Kingsbury (Deakin University), Dr Lara Fergus (OurWatch), Ms Anna-Karin Jatfors (UN Women), Professor Margaret Jolly (ANU).

Australia is addressing violence against women both domestically and globally through its aid program. This joint DFAT-ANU Gender Institute seminar will provide a snapshot of developments to end violence against women in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Speakers will include ending violence against women experts from the United Nations Asia and the Pacific offices in Bangkok, experts and researchers from Australia and the region, and representatives from state and territory governments implementing innovative solutions.

Topics will include:

  • data collection and its use in Australia and internationally
  • responses to violence against women
  • prevention
  • co-ordination and advocacy

See program PDF below.

Please register for this event online. If you are unable to attend all sessions you are most welcome to register and only attend sessions you are able to.

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