Due to the evolving COVID-19 health risk and travel restrictions, the Forum in Melbourne is postponed to 15-17 February 2022.
The health and safety concerns of our attendees, speakers and staff is our number one priority, and we strongly believe this is the right decision given the evolving public health risks, travel concerns and other circumstances.
If you are a registered delegate, a member of our customer service team will follow up with you directly to discuss shifting dates and other potential options.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families continue to experience disproportionately high levels of family violence and abuse, with the COVID-19 pandemic having placed Indigenous women and children at further risk of violence due to social isolation.
The need for action in capacity-building for family violence services, long-term change in the behaviour of perpetrators of violence, legal and cultural support for Indigenous survivors of family violence is clear. Join us at the Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum in Melbourne from 15 - 17 February 2022 as we hear from those engaged at the coal-face of tackling Indigenous family violence.
Engage directly with representatives from family violence services; Aboriginal corporations; health services; government departments and agencies; police and legal services as they share firsthand insights into how we can reduce and eliminate Indigenous family violence.
- 30+ Indigenous Family Violence Expert Speakers
- 4 Yarning Circles
- 3 Interactive Panel Sessions
- Numerous Community Case Studies
- Multiple Networking Opportunities
COMMUNITY CHARITY PARTNER
Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service (EMH) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation (ACCO). EMH provides specialist Family Violence services and advocacy for Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children. EMH takes direction and works consultatively with the community in all aspects of our services to ensure we deliver a culturally safe and holistic service. EMH was established by our founding Aunties 42 years ago. Our governing board is entirely made up of community-elected Aboriginal women. All Directors and the CEO are Aboriginal women. EMH is a recognised sector leader; and a key and active community stakeholder - engaged in a broad range of networks, forums, and taskforces.
A portion of proceeds from the Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum will go to our community charity partner EMH to support the delivery of their family violence support services.
PART OF AVENTEDGE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
**Aventedge would like acknowledge the traditional owners of this country, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging**