Women's Refuge Conference 2012 - Blenheim - 26-27 Oct 2012
Friday 26 - Saturday 27 October 2012
The Winery, Riverlands, Blenheim
Hosted by: Women's Refuge
Registration required, fees apply. Registration now open
Updated 13 September 2012
Conference theme: Whānau of tomorrow - Building safer futures
The National Collectiove of Independent Women’s Refuges has planned a ground breaking conference on how we can build safer futures for women, children and families in Aotearoa.
Community, government and social sector leaders will come together to discuss the challenges and possibilities for a safe, violence-free country.
Workshops, presentations and round table discussions will highlight new ideas and different perspectives on how to stop domestic violence and work with other issues impacting on families.
Topics to be covered include:
- International Best Practice
- Recent DV research and findings
- Innovative Communities
- The role of men in preventing domestic violence
- Pets as Pawns in family violence
- Political Challenges
- Brain development and the impact of domestic violence
Distinguished speakers include:
Professor Michael P Johnson
Emeritus, an internationally recognised expert on domestic violence. His current
research focuses on the implications of differentiating among types of violence in
Marai Larasi, MBE
Executive Director of Imkaan, a UK-based national organisation dedicated to challenging violence against Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women and girls.
Professor Bob Pease
Chair of Social Work at Deakin University in Geelong. His main research interests are: men’s violence against women, global perspectives on men and masculinities, interrogating privilege and profeminist approaches to working with men in the human services.
Associate Professor Julie Tolmie
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland. Prior to taking up her position in Auckland in 1999, she was an academic at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney for ten years.
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