LaVAWN News No 1 / 2017
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LaVAWN - La Trobe Violence Against Women Research Network
Welcome to the first of regular updates for LaVAWN members. It will be an exciting year ahead with continued focus on the important issues we are all working on. Please keep me posted on any news, achievements, developments, funding opportunities so that we can share with the group. The aim of the network is encourage collaboration, build partnerships and enhance the profile of the University's research strengths in this field. 

We will aim to meet as a network a few times during year and to have an event in the second half of the year to showcase our work. Please do keep in touch with your work and any events you might be participating in as we can promote these through the University. On that note, some shameless self-promotion for my lunchtime seminar is below.

Ingrid Wilson, LaVAWN Coordinator

In this Newsletter
1 / 2017

A university student carries a mattress that says, 'Don't rape'
The Age
Sat 25 Feb 2017
Supplied: Peta-Jane Madam


WIRE Women’s information has an exciting short term research position on violence against women. Women affected by family violence are often disenfranchised from seeking financial education due to their lack of knowledge regarding financial education programs. The financial education sectors lack of knowledge about the financial education and support  needs of women affected by family violence.  

The research will look at how and when to  engage women in understanding their financial capacity through educational programs.  

Find out more on the WIRE website

Fearing the “changed” man: Understanding the complex nature of women’s experience of living with a violent drinker

Ingrid Wilson, Co-ordinator of LaVAWN, will be sharing the outcomes of her doctoral research on alcohol-related intimate partner violence

Judith Lumley Centre
La Trobe University
Wednesday 1 March, 12.30-1.30pm
Level 3, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne

Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women in UK and Australian-based education

The speakers in this Melbourne Alliance to end Violence against women and children (MAEVe) seminar series include Prof Nicky Stanley (University of Central Lancashire, UK) and Prof Helen Cahill and A/Prof Kylie Smith, both from The University of Melbourne.

Melbourne Law School
Wednesday 1 March, 12 - 1pm
185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Student Law Clinic, mezzanine level, room GM19
All welcome, no RSVPs required

Forced Marriage: Legal Rights and options in Australia

Join guest panellists, Dr Kathy Landvogt, Social Worker and Head of Women’s Research Advocacy & Policy (WRAP) from Good Shepherd Australia along with Nadine Udorovic, Partner and Claire Walzcak, Associate from Nicholes Family Law in this first of WIRE's seminar series.

Thursday 2 March, 1.30 - 3.00pm
372 Spencer St, West Melbourne
RSVP essential, more information here

Family violence prevention programs in Indigenous communities

This AIFS authored Closing the Gap Clearinghouse Resource Sheet investigates the effectiveness of current mainstream, international, and Indigenous prevention programs and identifies the principles behind successful programs.

ANROWS Notepad

The latest ANROWS Notepad is out with information about the latest research and publications.

New family violence bill to make giving evidence easier for children [A.C.T.] The Age 17/02/17

'We were terrified': how the court system allows domestic violence perpetrators to continue their abuse The Age 20/02/17

The one question I'd like to ask those who defend Wicked Campers' vile 'humour' [Opinion] The Age. Daily Life 19/02/17

Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons often differ from men’s The Conversation 20/02/17

Sexual assault: What is your university doing to prevent it? ABC News, 25/2/17
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