Another Closet: LGBTI domestic and family violence conference
The second national LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence Conference will take place in Sydney in September with an aim to discover the best way to deal with domestic and family violence in the LGBTI community.
This year the conference will focus on a collaborative response to LGBTIQ DFV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, examples of proven best practice and a range of capacity-building initiatives to help services to make their practice accessible to LGBTIQ people.
The conference will also release the results of the LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence survey (the largest piece of research ever undertaken in Australia on LGBTIQ experiences of DFV) and explore ways in which an analysis of LGBTIQ DFV fits within a gendered feminist framework and celebrate wins for LGBTIQ people and their families under the 2013 NSW Government Domestic and Family Violence Reforms.
The conference is being organised by the NSW LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Interagency Working Group. The interagency includes representatives from government and community organisations working together to prevent domestic violence in LGBTIQ communities and/or provide appropriate services to affected individuals and their families.
The LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Conference takes place on September 19-20. For more info visit anothercloset.squarespace.com