On 16 September the Whittlesea Family Violence Network held their first ever forum.
This half day event was split into two main themes of ‘Engaging Men and Boys in Prevention’ and ‘Understanding Intersectionality’.
The forum saw presentations from experts in both areas of Prevention and Intersectionality.
Over 40 attendees got to hear from Dr Michael Flood, specialist on masculinities, gender and family violence prevention; Madhuri Maskey and Judgebir Singh from Brotherhood of St. Laurence with their Stronger and Safer Communities Family Violence Project; and Matt Tyler executive director of The Men’s Project from Jesuit Social Services in session one.
The Intersectionality component of the Forum saw some excellent presentations and discussions from Dr Nilmini Fernando specialising in gender/race/power; Soizic Brohan from Women with Disabilities Victoria; and Bibiana Huggins from Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health. Overall the Forum was most successful and will becoming an annual event for the Whittlesea Family Violence Network.
Find more information about the Whittlesea and other Family Violence Networks in the region.
(Source: Whittlesea Family Violence Network Convenor, Katriece Bolden. 27.9.21)