Violence Against Women: An inconvenient reality

Queensland Conference 7-9 August 2012

“One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15. Almost one in five have experienced sexual violence. It’s time for that to change”

(National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children).

The Australian Government recently released the first ever National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. Grounded in irrefutable evidence, the twelve year plan is a pivotal step forward in our country addressing the reality of violence against women.

An initiative of COAG, it is endorsed by every state in Australia. With that, comes the responsibility to ensure that the twelve year action plan is supported by government policy, legislation and funding support. And, that the not-for-profit sector works in partnership with government to achieve the goals of the plan.

This conference, generously supported by the Queensland government, is about examining the National Plan and what it means for Queensland. With a focus on practice, policy and legislation, it is about learning from other jurisdictions as well as our own. It is about partnering together across community, government, not-for-profit and corporate arenas to achieve long lasting solutions to the inconvenient reality of violence against women and their children in Australia.

The Violence Against Women Queensland Alliance of Networks is pleased and proud to offer this conference. Although it is about Queensland’s response to the National Plan, we know content will be of great relevance to our colleagues and community nation-wide, and we look forward to sharing this with you.

“While living free from violence is everyone’s right, reducing violence is everyone’s responsibility” (National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children)

More information and program available from the conference website

 

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