december, 2020

1dec2:00 pm- 3:30 pmThe Shadow Pandemic webinar2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Online event


Event Details

Why the health response to family violence is more important than ever.

One of the most distressing challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in the frequency and severity of violence against women – described as the  ‘Shadow Pandemic

To mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, the Royal Women’s Hospital is conducting a webinar with a distinguished panel of experts to discuss:
• The role of the health sector in identifying and supporting people affected by family violence
• The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions on health service delivery
• How hospitals and other health settings can improve their response.

Participants are invited to join the panel below as they deliberate these important issues:

Rosie Batty: AO, Board Director 
Sue Matthews: Chief Executive
Jean Cameron: Director Prevention of Violence Against Women
Prof Kelsey Hegarty: Director Centre for Family Violence Prevention
Fiona: Survivor Advocate, WEAVERs.


(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Royal Women's Hospital