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Last day for registrations – First National LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Conference

// September 6th, 2011 // No Comments » // Media discussion, Within Australia

Today (Tuesday 13 September) is the last day to register for the First National LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Conference to be held in Sydney on Friday 16 September.

This Conference is an unique platform focusing on domestic violence in LGBTIQ relationships (both across Australia and including international perspectives).  Conference themes and the impacts of social and cultural inclusion and diversity for LGBTIQ people and their families who are (or have ever) experienced domestic violence. The aim is to influence systemic change by working towards an inclusive national model of practice for working with people of diverse sex, sexuality and gender.
The conference will explore the diversity of LGBTIQ communities and experiences, successful domestic violence prevention programs and initiatives and current service delivery barriers and gaps for people of diverse sex, sexuality and/or gender. The conference will also provide opportunities to build on past achievements, network and share ideas. It is anticipated that as a result, conference attendees will become better equipped to meet the specific needs of LGBTIQ communities and individuals affected by domestic and family violence.

The conference is being organised by the NSW LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Interagency Working Group. This group includes representatives from government and community organisations working to prevent domestic violence in LGBTIQ communities and/or providing services to affected individuals and/or their families. target=”_blank”