Webinar on: Understanding domestic violence through an intersectional lens

24 Nov 2020

Family and domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. It exists across Australia, and happens across all diverse communities, socio-economic groups and cultural backgrounds.

While family and domestic violence can happen to anyone, not all domestic violence is experienced equally: Women and families from certain groups are more likely to experience violence than others; and there are differences in how domestic and family violence is experienced by people from different diverse groups.  

As we prepare to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, AGL have partnered with DCA to deliver an event that will look at domestic and family violence through an intersectional lens. 

AGL Energy Executive General Manager Strategy & Corporate Development, Joao Segorbe will invite Dr Virginia Mapedzahama, Senior Research Officer at Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) to outline research on the differing impacts of domestic and family violence on women with intersecting backgrounds.

Virginia has 20 years of experience in research with vulnerable communities while working in academia, research management, and policy and human rights practice.  She will join DCA CEO Lisa Annese, and a guest panel to discuss the ways our workplaces can support people from diverse backgrounds who experience domestic and family violence.  Our panel will include:

  1. Kelly Treloar, Disability Royal Commission Project Manager, First Peoples Disability Network Australia
  2. Ben Bjarnesen BM CF, Founder/President, LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation
  3. Brad Chilcott, Executive Director, White Ribbon Australia, and
  4. Dr Virginia Mapedzahama, Senior Research Officer at ANROWS.

Thank you to our event partner AGL Energy for partnering with DCA event and to Cisco Webex for hosting our webinar.

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