Domestic, family and sexual violence remain a national crisis in Australia, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showing an increase in family and domestic violence and sexual assault by 13%.
At the annual STOP Domestic Violence Conference, hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMHA) on November 27th to 29th at Nipaluna (Hobart) will see over 500 delegates gather to address the current challenges and opportunities facing the sector and our community.
The 2023 conference theme; The generation that ends domestic violence; it’s everyone’s responsibility reinforces the vision behind the conference; to help end family, domestic and sexual violence.
“The STOP Domestic Violence Conference has become a not-to-be-missed annual event, uniting leaders at the forefront of efforts to eradicate domestic violence” says keynote speaker and Director of Family Violence and Director of Access, Equity and Inclusion, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, Hayley Foster.
“The dynamic program features prominent researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and individuals with firsthand experience, as they share diverse perspectives and unveil cutting-edge interventions in primary prevention, response, and recovery. Together, we propel towards ending gender-based violence in this generation.”
What’s New and Emerging in the Sector, Challenging Systems to Change, Abuse within under-represented communities, Exploring the intersections of domestic violence, Law, justice and systemic reforms are all main topics covered at the conference.
The dynamic program sees over fifty presentations running concurrently across two and a half days.
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