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Office for Women eNews - 17 January 2019

Office for Women eNews - 17 January 2019

Office for Women eNews - 17 January 2019

Welcome back to a fresh new year! Click on the below headings to jump to a section:

FYI
Events
Opportunities
Research
WIS

FYI

125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants scheme

In December 2019 the Office for Women is celebrating the 125th anniversary of landmark legislation that enabled women in South Australia – for the first time anywhere in Australia – to vote in general elections, and to stand as members of Parliament.

The State Government is offering grants of up to $5,000 to local councils and non-for-profit organisations to host events and develop initiatives that celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in South Australia in 2019.

A total of $125,000 will be provided to support the community to commemorate this important date in the state’s history.

Click here for more information, including how to apply

An information session is being held on 30 January at 3pm. Please email Leah.Puletama2@sa.gov.au to register.

Applications close 2pm 15 February 2019.

International Women's Day 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March and is a day to reflect on the advancements made towards gender equality and the progress still to be made.  Each year UN Women National Committee Australia hosts some of the largest IWD events around the country with the Adelaide breakfast consistently being the largest IWD event in the country!

The theme for IWD 2019 is ‘More Powerful Together’ and recognises the important role women, men and gender diverse peoples play to advance gender equality. It takes all of us, working in collaboration and across that which sometimes divides us, breaking down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities. It requires all of our participation to accelerate change and create a world where everyone can live a life free from violence and full of opportunity.

'More Powerful Together' is a call to take a stand in unison for gender equality.

Tickets for the Adelaide IWD Breakfast will go on sale in February 2019. Sign up to the Adelaide IWD Breakfast mailing list to be notified when tickets go on sale!

International Women's Day Luncheon - tickets now on sale!

2019 is the 125th anniversary of Women's Suffrage, and the theme of the IWD Luncheon reflects this with guest speakers who will talk about the history and the personalities of the people behind the campaign for Women's Suffrage.

Three awards are also presented at the luncheon each year - the Young Women's Community and Spirit Award, the Irene Bell Award, and the Irene Krastev Award.

Click here to find out more about the Adelaide IWD Luncheon and awards.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Adelaide IWD Luncheon.

Events

'The Cause of Women' - A Discussion with French Journalist and Author, Annick Cojean

Annick Cojean, senior reporter for French daily newspaper Le Monde, is one of France’s most widely admired journalists. She chairs the committee for the Prix Albert Londres, the French equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Annick will be in conversation with Julia Lester at this event.

In her latest book, Je ne serais pas arrivée là si ... 27 femmes racontent (I would not have arrived there if ... 27 women tell), Annick Cojean pays tribute to her recently deceased mother, and also to 27 other women she has interviewed, including Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull, Brigitte Bardot, as well as prominent writers and politicians.

Come along for a discussion exploring how we may build on the momentum of the #MeToo movement by empowering women to speak up and tell their own stories.

Date: 13 February 2019
Time: 6pm - 7.15pm
Venue: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus Adelaide.

Click here to find out more about or to register for the 'Cause of Women' event with Annick Cojean.

Youth Parliament 2019

Applications are now open for Youth Parliament 2019! Given that this year is the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in South Australia, it's the perfect time to encourage young women to engage with politics and citizenship.

YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament is a non-partisan program providing a platform for young people aged 15 - 25 to have their say on important issues, build skills and parliamentary understanding. It focuses on personal development, empowerment and connecting politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions.

The Youth Parliament program runs from March to August 2019 and includes mentoring, a training weekend, a week-long camp and access to Parliament House.

Click here to find out more about Youth Parliament 2019!

Code Like A Girl - Junior Coding Camps

Code Like a Girl is a social enterprise providing girls and women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter, and flourish, in the world of coding. The organisation is offering two Junior Coding Camps in January 2019, for girls aged 8-11 or 12-15. At these events, girls will be able to use block coding, work with HTML and CSS, and complete challenges to bring their creativity to life.

A range of events is being held by Code Like A Girl throughout early 2019 including Unmanning Aviation, Junior Coding Camp, and Roaming Classroom for Rebel Girls!

Click here to find out more about events being held by Code Like a Girl in South Australia.

Girls in Politics - Camp United Nations comes to Adelaide!

Camp United Nations for Girls is a political leadership program that introduces teen girls ages to international politics and the work of the United Nations. Participants learn about the specific work undertaken by the United Nations’ boards, commissions, committees, councils and panels and working groups.

Camp United Nations for Girls is ideal for girls with an interest in politics. The delegate fee covers all program materials and meals. For additional information visit the website at www.girlsinpolitics.org, email info@girlsinpolitics.org.

Date: 28 February 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Venue: Holiday Inn, 30 Blyth St, Adelaide

Click here for more information on Camp United Nations for Teen Girls Adelaide!

    Opportunities

    NAIDOC Grants opening on 4 February 2019

    The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invites schools, community groups, organisations and other eligible applicants to apply for a contribution to your 2019 NAIDOC event.

    The NAIDOC Grant Funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2019 (7-14 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society. Details of the grants will be published on Grants Connect. To find out more about NAIDOC week events in your community or share your event please visit the NAIDOC website.

    Training: How2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services

    This program can provide your organisation with a practical way to work towards your goals of increasing inclusivity and celebrating diversity. The program is presented by Shine SA and is based on a set of 6 national standards developed by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), in conjunction with QIP (Quality, Innovation & Performance), known as Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

    Click here to find out more about the How2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services course.

    Scholarships for Tertiary Students - AFUW SA

    The Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW-SA) Trustees each year provide a selection of scholarships for tertiary students. This year, some amounts have increased extending these scholarships to provide greater support.

    If you are a woman undergraduate student studying dentistry, or studying any other topic (including dentistry) at a postgraduate level you may be eligible for financial support through one of these scholarships.

    Click here to find out more about the AFUW SA Scholarships!

    Applications close 29 March 2019.

    WEA Adult Learning presents 'The Bold and the Brave' business women's workshops

    WEA is holding a series of workshops for women in business. Over four weeks you will hear from four inspirational women, who will talk about the bold and brave decisions they took to propel their business to the next level. Hear firsthand about the strategies they used to grow their brand and take away their personal tips and tricks for achieving business success. Each event also offers the opportunity to network in a relaxed and social environment. Each week will feature a different businesswoman:

    • Lowen Partridge of Peartree Brand Strategy
    • Louise Nobes of Kik Innovation
    • Sheree Sullivan of Udder Delights
    • Tammy Edwards of Tuckfield Conveyancing

    The series begins with its first workshop on Monday 4 February 2019 at 6pm.

    Click here to find out more about the Bold and the Brave business women's series.

    Pathways to Empowerment - Southern Adelaide now open for Term 1 2019

    The Pathways to Empowerment program is a 9 week trauma-informed, work ready pathway to further education/work program aimed at women who have experienced domestic violence. For participants, the group is about reconnecting with themselves, working out what sort of life they want, and the practical steps they can take to achieve this. It will include creative activities to help participants think about their hopes, values and skills; and provides information and support if participants would like to study or get a job.

    This course is being run in the Southern Adelaide area in early 2019, 9:30am - 2pm on Wednesdays starting February 6.

    For more information or to register please contact the Zahra Foundation - call 8352 1889 or email admin@zahrafoundation.org.au.

    Consultation on surrogacy

    The South Australian government is holding a consultation on the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) report into SA surrogacy laws, and the draft Surrogacy Bill 2018.

    The government has developed a draft Surrogacy Bill 2018, reflecting the recommendations in SALRI 's report into South Australian surrogacy laws. Interested South Australians are invited to provide feedback on both the SALRI report recommendations, and the draft Surrogacy Bill 2018.

    Click here to find out more about the SA government consultation on surrogacy in South Australia.

    The consultation closes on Friday 15 February 2019.

    Training: Supporting Resilient Workers - Addressing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout

    Vicarious trauma refers to the changes that take place, over time, in workers in helping roles with traumatised people. Good practice and management of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout is becoming critical as government and non-government services alike face increasingly complex demand with contracting resources.

    Workers will come away equipped to recognise and address their own experiences in the workplace and support colleagues and their organisation to recognise and manage these very common effects of working with trauma. The training draws on learning around vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout as well as post-trauma growth.

    This course is for workers in helping roles and is being held in Clare on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

    To find out more about this training please contact Fiona Meade on 0452 040 997 or email fionameade@outlook.com.

    Australian Government Integrated Carer Support Service grants

    The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Integrated Carer Support Services from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024.

    This grant process will select a new network of Carer Gateway regional delivery partners (RDPs) across Australia to help carers access new and improved local and targeted services including:

    • needs assessment and planning;
    • in-person and phone-based coaching, counselling and in person peer support;
    • information and advice;
    • targeted financial support packages with a focus on supporting employment, education, respite access and transport;
    • access to emergency crisis support; and
    • assistance with navigating relevant, local services available to carers through federal, state and local government and non-government providers, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme, My Aged Care and palliative care.

    RDPs will also conduct outreach activities, and link to social, health, education, community and cultural groups, to better understand regional and rural needs.

    Click here to learn more about Integrated Carer Support Service grants.

    This grant round closes 14 February 2019.

    Research

    Women Who Use Force in a Family Context - Workforce Survey

    Research is being conducted by Curtin University to improve understandings of the workforce capacity of the current community services sector in responding to women who use force, by exploring current responses, knowledge of programs and workforce requirements for more effective responses.

    This workforce survey is part of the Women Who Use Force in a Family Context project, which aims to gather information from workers in order to establish a practice framework for programs that respond to women who use force in Australia.

    Click here to find out more and to participate in the survey for the Women Who Use Force in a Family Context Workforce Survey

    Women's Information Service (WIS)

    WIS is open again for 2019 and providing referrals and information through the shopfront (101 Grenfell street), online and on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

    Zahra Foundation Financial Counsellor at the Women's Information Service

    The Zahra Foundation Outreach at the Women’s Information Service (WIS) provides women affected by domestic and family violence with the chance to meet with a specialist financial counsellor.

    The outreach service is available at WIS on alternate Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Women are welcome to visit or phone WIS and chat to the Financial Counsellor while she is onsite. Or, you can make an appointment with the Zahra Foundation office by phoning 08 8352 1889.

    Visit the Women's Information Service website for more information.

    125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants

    125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants

    125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants

    In December 2019 South Australia celebrates 125 years of women's suffrage in South Australia! This historic political moment enfranchised women across the state, and meant they could not only vote but could also stand for Parliament.

    The state government is offering grants of up to $5,000 to local councils and not-for profit organisations, to help groups across South Australia publicly celebrate the anniversary and recognise the importance of this achievement throughout 2019. A total of $125,000 will be available.

    Celebration activities need to be delivered to the community by 31 December 2019.

    There are groups of people in our communities who often don’t have the chance to tell their stories. Recognising that it is important for everyone to see a reflection of their lives in history and in future opportunity, initiatives that reflect and/or engage the stories of women from groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; women with disability; and women from diverse backgrounds such as refugee or migrant women will be assessed as a priority group. However, all applications will be carefully considered, in accordance with the evaluation process.

    Applications close on 15 February 2019 at 2:00PM Adelaide time.

    Click here to find out more about the community grants on the Tenders SA website

    Click here to access info on the OFW website about women's suffrage in SA

    Guidelines for the community grants are available here

    Information Session

    Have questions? An information session will be held on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 3pm. To register for the information session please email Leah.Puletama2@sa.gov.au before 9am Wednesday 30 January 2019.

    Successful applications will be announced on 8 March 2019.

    Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

    Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

    Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

    Friday 17 August 2018

    WIS began as the Women’s Information Switchboard, originally located in the Institute Building on Kintore Ave and was opened by the then South Australian Premier Don Dunstan on 10 July 1978. In 1995 the Switchboard was renamed the Women’s information Service and relocated to Station Arcade in 1997. WIS is currently located at 101 Grenfell Street.

    To celebrate 40 years of empowering South Australian women, we are proud to launch the WIS Interactive Digital Timeline, and as part of the WIS History Project, 24 oral histories gathered from prior WIS volunteers and staff. These products provide an inside look at the beginnings, context and inner workings of WIS as it developed over the decades.

    Click here to find out more about the WIS Oral Histories.

    Click here to find out more about the Interactive Digital Timeline.

    We are honoured to pay tribute to all the women who have worked and volunteered at WIS over the years, and will be continuing to celebrate these 40 years of WIS over the coming months.

    Stay tuned to the WIS social media channels to find out about ongoing celebrations for the 40th anniversary of WIS!

    Social Media

    WIS Facebook

    WIS Twitter

    WIS Pinterest

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    Today, on 10 July 2018, the Women's Information Service celebrates 40 years of continuous service to the women of South Australia.

    Over the past 40 years, the service has provided a free information, referral and support service for all women in South Australia. Being the first of its kind in Australia, it inspired the establishment of other women’s information service providers across Australia. Today WIS remains the longest running service of this nature in Australia.

    WIS began as the Women’s Information Switchboard, originally located in the Institute Building on Kintore Ave and was opened by the then South Australian Premier Don Dunstan on 10 July 1978. In 1995 the Switchboard was renamed the Women’s information Service and relocated to Station Arcade in 1997. WIS is currently located at 101 Grenfell Street.

    Over the years WIS has adapted to changing social and technological conditions in order to provide the best possible service to South Australian women, including joining popular social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These accounts are proving ever more popular and are a great way to keep up with the workings of WIS and policy partners the Office for Women. Click on the links below to see what WIS and OFW are up to, and keep up to date with initiatives for women in South Australia.

    Congratulations to WIS on 40 years of continuous service, and thank you to all the volunteers and staff that have played such an integral part in the workings of the service over that time.

    Stay tuned to the WIS social media channels for more celebrations over the next few months!

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - Current Editions

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 4 January 2019

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 4 January 2019

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 4 January 2019

    Welcome to the Office for Women Addressing Family Violence eNews Bulletin

    Categories of information provided in this bulletin are as follows:

    News

    National Community Attitudes Survey 2017 report

    ANROWS has released the findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS). The NCAS shows how Australians understand violence against women, their attitudes towards it, what influences their attitudes, and if there has been a change over time. It also gauges attitudes to gender equality and people’s preparedness to intervene when witnessing violence or behaviour disrespecting women.

    Positively, the survey found "the majority of Australians have a good understanding of violence against women, support gender equality, reject attitudes supportive of violence against women, and say they would act, or would like to act, when witnessing violence or disrespect towards women." A concerning finding of the NCAS is that "many people's knowledge and attitudes to violence against women are out of step with the evidence, and with women's experiences."

    Click here to access the NCAS 2017 report.

    Sunny App launch

    Sunny is 1800RESPECT’s mobile phone app for women with disability who have experienced violence and abuse. Sunny has been co-designed with women with disability to inform women with disabilities of their rights, educate about different forms of abuse and to help women find support services. Sunny is available to download for free at the App Store and Google Play.

    Click here for more information about the Sunny App.

    VicHealth (En)countering Resistance Strategies initiatives

    VicHealth has created a resource for organisations encountering resistance to gender equality policies: (En)countering Resistance Strategies to respond to gender equality initiatives. This resource draws together some effective tools and strategies to prepare for and respond to backlash and resistance to gender equality initiatives. It is intended to support the people working for gender equality in a range of sectors.

    Click here to access the VicHealth (En)countering Resistance Strategies initiative.

    COFEM Feminist Pocketbook

    The Feminist Pocketbook is a resource to support practitioners, researchers and others working in humanitarian and development settings to articulate and implement feminist-informed approaches to addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG). The Pocketbook consists of 10 ‘tip sheets’ on key topics related to addressing VAWG. The Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) is an advocacy collective of thought leaders, activists, practitioners and academics working globally to end VAWG.

    Click here to access the COFEM Feminist Pocketbook.

    Church of Scotland prevention resources

    The Church of Scotland has released a strategy and resources designed to allow individuals or groups to think about how the issue of violence against women, girls and children is included in the life of their church. The aim of the strategy is to work within the church and society to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.

    Click here to access the Church of Scotland prevention resources.

    Research and Reports

    Path to Nowhere Report on women on temporary visas

    The National Advocacy Group on Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence has released its findings from a survey of service providers who submitted data on women they worked with or who sought assistance from the service in August 2018. Path to Nowhere: Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence and Their Children highlights the barriers faced by women on temporary visas in accessing support services and also the lack of data available.

    Click here to read the Path to Nowhere report.

    ABS Directory of Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Statistics

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the updated Directory for 2018 which is a reference point for sources of data relating to family, domestic and sexual violence that are collected by or on behalf of government agencies.

    Click here to access the ABS Directory of Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Statistics 2018.

    ABC news report - Why are our prisons full of domestic violence victims?

    Hayley Gleeson and Julia Baird have published an article on the increase in the number of women in Australian prisons and the need to address domestic abuse, which they report affects an overwhelming majority of women behind bars. The evidence reported suggests between 70-90% of incarcerated women have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused as children or adults.

    Click here to read the full ABC News story.

    AWAVA survey of primary prevention activities

    The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) has launched a survey to map activities across Australia that are working to build respectful relationships and increase gender equality. Organisations, services or activities that work to build respectful relationships and/or increase gender equality are asked to take part in the survey. The survey will close in late January.

    Click here to access the AWAVA primary prevention activities survey.

    UN Report - Gender related killing of women and girls

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes has released a Global Study on Homicide: Gender-related killing of women and girls. The study finds that "women killed by intimate partners or family members account for 58 per cent of all female homicide victims reported globally last year, and little progress has been made in preventing such murders." The study explores the scale of intimate partner/family-related killings of women and girls, and describes different forms of gender-related killings of women. It also looks at the characteristics of the perpetrators of intimate partner killings, the link between lethal and non-lethal violence against women, and the criminal justice response.

    Click here to read the UN Report Global Study on Homicide: Gender-related killing of women and girls.

    Amnesty International Troll Patrol report

    Amnesty Decoders has released research into online abuse of women on Twitter. The research analysed a representative sample of tweets that were sent to 1,000 women politicians and journalists over a one year period. The research found that 1.1 million abusive and problematic tweets were sent to 778 women journalists and politicians in 2017. The Troll Patrol research follows up on a previous Amnesty International research report "Toxic Twitter - a toxic place for women".

    Click here to learn more about the Amnesty International Troll Patrol research.

    ANROWS reports

    Australian research

    Courses and Programs

    DV-Alert Workshops

    DV-Alert offers workshops to build the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia. Upcoming DV-Alert 2 day training in South Australia:

    Click here to enrol in one of these workshops.

    Women's Information Service programs

    Family Court Support program

    The Women's Information Service coordinates the free Family Court Support program providing trained volunteers to accompany women to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide. Family Court Support volunteers attend a comprehensive training program and are experienced with the court processes and in accompanying women to court.

    Click here to visit the Family Court Support program webpage.

    Zahra Foundation Financial Counsellor at WIS

    The Zahra Foundation Outreach at the Women’s Information Service (WIS) provides women affected by domestic and family violence with the chance to meet with a specialist financial counsellor.

    The outreach service is available at WIS on alternate Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Women are welcome to visit or phone WIS and chat to the Financial Counsellor while she is onsite. Or, you can make an appointment with the Zahra Foundation office by phoning 08 8352 1889.

    Visit the Women's Information Service website for more information.

    Support services

    Should anything contained in this eNews raise any personal issues for you please contact one of the following support services:

    1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732

    Lifeline - 13 11 14

    Domestic Violence Crisis Line (SA) - 1800 800 098

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 15 November 2018

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 15 November 2018

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 15 November 2018

    Welcome to the Office for Women Addressing Family Violence eNews Bulletin

    Categories of information provided in this bulletin are as follows:

    News

    UN Women 16 Days of Activism 2018

    UN Women has announced the theme for this years 16 Days of Activism beginning on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November as Orange the World: #HearMeToo.

    In recent years, the voices of survivors and activists, through campaigns such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc and others, have reached a crescendo that cannot be silenced any more. Advocates understand that while the names and contexts may differ across geographic locations, women and girls everywhere are experiencing extensive abuse and their stories need to be brought to light.

    Click here for more information and ideas for activities during the 16 Days of Activism.

    Mum's Can, Dad's Can Project

    The “Mums Can, Dads Can" project, part of the Tangentyere Family Violence Prevention Program, is being developed and informed by Alice Springs Town Camp women and men to challenge rigid stereotypical beliefs and attitudes about the roles of women and men, especially in respect to parenting. All of the messages have been developed by Aboriginal women and men from Alice Springs. This is a strengths based project aiming to contribute to changing those rigid gender stereotypes that create inequality between women and men.

    Click here to visit the Tangentyere Women's Family Safety Group Facebook page and see the full range of posters.

    Playing our Part: 16 Days of Activism Toolkit

    The Male Champions of Change have just released a toolkit to support businesses to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign. Male Champions of Change aim to achieve gender equality and accelerate the advancement of more women into leadership positions.

    The guide provides ways on how leaders can participate in the campaign from 25 November to 10 December.

    Click here for a copy of the toolkit.

    OurWatch Fellowship Program

    This is a prestigious leadership opportunity for 14 outstanding journalists. They will have the opportunity to build and refine their knowledge of best practice reporting on violence against women, and deepen their understanding of the complexities of the issue, through a series of three retreats around the country between February and June 2019. It is free to apply for the Fellowship and the retreats are free of cost.

    Click here for more information and selection criteria for the Fellowship Program.

    Research and Reports

    ANROWS reports

    Australian research

    International research

    Submissions now open for National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    On 20 June 2018 Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, announced a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. Submissions are now being accepted for this Inquiry, and will be open until early 2019.

    The Commission wants to hear from as many people as possible regarding this inquiry.

    Click here to find out more about the inquiry, learn about the terms of reference, or make a submission.

    Events

    Strides 4 Strength: A walk to end domestic violence

    The Liberian Australian Service Foundation (LAS), in collaboration with the African Communities Council of SA (ACCSA), Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC), Liberian Men of South Australia and Shamshir - A Human Rights Campaign, invite your family, friends and community to Walk With Us Against Domestic and Family Violence.

    Date: 17 November 2018
    Time: 10am
    Venue: Tarndanyangga (Victoria Square) South, walking to Parliament House.

    RSVP to Benjamin Johnson, Chairperson, LAS Foundation on E: info@lasfoundation.org.au

    Click here for further information on the Australian Migrant Resource Centre Website

    Launch of 'The Place of Courage' Campaign

    Supported by Arts SA, Adelaide City Council and a range of community organisations, the Spirit of Woman group's Place of Courage Campaign offers those interested in tackling family and domestic violence an opportunity to indicate their support - no matter how large or small - for all those affected by this issue.

    The Place of Courage campaign is being launched on Monday 26 November, with the announcement of the proposed site of the first Place of Courage, the artist chosen to design the public artwork, the launch of a corporate fundraising campaign, and more.

    Date: 26 November 2018
    Time: 5.30 - 6:30pm
    Venue: Skyline room, Rydges Adelaide, 1 South Terrace Adelaide

    Click here to register for the launch of the Place of Courage campaign.

    2018 Adelaide White Ribbon Day March

    Date: Saturday 24 November 2018
    Time: 10am
    Venue: Parliament House walking to Tarndanyangga (Victoria Square)

    2018 Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast

    The eleventh annual Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 23 November 2018. Tickets are now available.

    Click here for further information and to book tickets.

    National Child Protection Summit 2018

    The National Child Protection Summit 2018 will be held by KWY in Adelaide from 5 to 7 December 2018.

    The Summit will discuss and showcase practical initiatives and generate  discussions on the challenges many organisations face in managing child protection systems and seek to find better ways for organisational, community and family engagement strategies and requirements to increase safety for children across Australia.

    Click here to view the child protection summit webpage which includes a list of speakers and running sheet.

    Courses and Programs

    Zahra Foundation Resume Builder Workshop

    Resume Builder is one of the Zahra Foundation’s SMALL CHANGE Workshop series - assisting women who have been affected by domestic and family violence with job ready tools, skills and knowledge.

    Zahra Foundation is offering this one day course at Hackham Community Connections on Wednesday 5 December.

    Places are strictly limited so encourage anyone you think might benefit from this course to book in quickly!

    Click here to see the flyer for this workshop or call the Zahra office if you would like further information 8352 1889.

    Women's Information Service programs

    Family Court Support program

    The Women's Information Service coordinates the free Family Court Support program providing trained volunteers to accompany women to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide. Family Court Support volunteers attend a comprehensive training program and are experienced with the court processes and in accompanying women to court.

    Click here to visit the Family Court Support program webpage.

    Zahra Foundation Financial Counsellor at WIS

    The Zahra Foundation Outreach at the Women’s Information Service (WIS) provides women affected by domestic and family violence with the chance to meet with a specialist financial counsellor.

    The outreach service is available at WIS on alternate Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Women are welcome to visit or phone WIS and chat to the Financial Counsellor while she is onsite. Or, you can make an appointment with the Zahra Foundation office by phoning 08 8352 1889.

    Visit the Women's Information Service website for more information.

    Support services

    Should anything contained in this eNews raise any personal issues for you please contact one of the following support services:

    1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732

    Lifeline - 13 11 14

    Domestic Violence Crisis Line (SA) - 1800 800 098

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - DVDS

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - DVDS

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - DVDS

    The South Australian Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) trial is due to go live next week, Tuesday 2 October.

    The DVDS helps people who may be at risk of domestic violence to find out if their current or former partner has a history of violence.

    It is a one-year trial being held across the state, involving South Australia Police, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Office for Women and Women’s Safety Services SA.

    It follows previous consultation conducted through the Domestic Violence Discussion Paper in 2016 and aligns with the ongoing state-wide consultation around stronger domestic and family violence protections.

    It is an important initiative to help people at risk make informed decisions about their safety and/or the safety of their children, seek assistance, undertake safety planning, and/or decide whether or not to remain in the relationship.

    A third party (such as a family member, friend or service provider) can also make application for a disclosure to be made by police to the person they perceive to be at risk.

    You can share this information with your networks and encourage them to promote the scheme to people who may have concerns about safety in a relationship.

    The DVDS flier and the poster are available on the SA Police website. If you would like more information about the DVDS, or would like to access FAQs, posters or the flier, please visit www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/dvds

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