Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion, UTS
IWD Event: Ending Domestic Violence in Australia
8 March 2021, 12.00pm-1.00pm
Join Dr Anne Summers AO, Dixie Link-Gordon, Catherine Gander and Verity Firth this International Women's Day for a conversation on the evolving work of women advocating to end family violence in Australia.
In the early 70s, renowned writer and advocate Anne Summers helped start Elsie, Australia’s first modern women’s refuge – located in Glebe, on the doorstep of UTS’s city campus.
But almost fifty years later, levels of violence against women and children continue to escalate and to morph into new forms.
With chronically underfunded services and facilities unable to meet the sheer volume and diversity of needs of women dealing with assault, threats, coercive control, and abuse – what needs to happen to end domestic violence in Australia?