december, 2015

3dec10:00 am- 12:00 pmPanel Discussion on Violence, Culture, SystemsMaking the links to address men’s violence against women10:00 am - 12:00 pm The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


Event Details

Cultural factors intersect with gender inequality to contribute to the perpetration of men’s violence against women in Australia. But what do we mean by the term, culture? How is culture represented when we talk about violence against women and what is the connection between migrant/refugee communities, culture and community attitudes that support violence against women? Can any one culture be objectively more violent than another? How does systemic oppression and structural disadvantage play a role in subjecting women to violence?

This engaging and challenging forum, presented by a panel of key critical thinkers, will address the connections often made between men’s violence against women, culture and migrant/refugee communities. Panel members will consider the role of systemic oppression in perpetuating violence against women and they will suggest the ways that thinking simultaneously about cultural, structural and gendered systems will lead to different and more effective pathways to the elimination of violence against women.

Register online.


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

240-290 Spring Street East Melbourne, VIC 3002


Multicultural Centre for Women's Health