Hobart Alumni Breakfast: After #MeToo: Preventing family, domestic and sexual violence

Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 7am

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Join us for our annual Hobart Alumni Breakfast and learn from Dr Mary Iliadis as she discusses the nature, impacts, and prevalence of family, domestic and sexual violence.

In Australia, at least one woman is killed each week by a current or former partner. Domestic and family violence is the leading preventable cause of death, disability, and illness in women aged between 15–44 years in Australia. Research shows that one in five Australian women have experienced sexual violence by a current or former partner. Australian women are also nearly three times more likely than men to experience intimate partner violence. Reporting rates in Australia are one in six, with even less going to trial. Violence against women is a global crime problem and the need to enhance prevention and responses has gained traction internationally.

At a social level, movements such as #MeToo, #TimesUp and #IBelieveHer have developed public discourse around the gravity, nature and impacts of gendered violence and the need to promote further recognition of these harms.

International commissions of inquiry into crime victims’ rights and ill-treatment in criminal justice processes have also prompted an urgent need to transform legal responses to improve victims’ perceptions of, and experiences with, the criminal justice system. This presentation critically reflects on the extent and nature of violence against women and engages with evidence-based research to shed light on appropriate legal and non-legal responses to the most pervasive forms of violence experienced by women and children in Australia.

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Date and time

Wednesday 18 September 2019


Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey St
Hobart TAS 7000