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DVRCV Advocate: August 2018

DVRCV Advocate: August 2018

A stack of DVRCV Advocate magazines. The cover has a picture of an elderly woman's face and the headline, "Family violence and prevention in the upcoming election".

For the latest discussion on hot topics and innovative developments in the family violence field, read the August 2018 DVRCV Advocate – out now!

Contents

In an election year it’s important that we take a moment to reflect on the spirit of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and learn what we can from the first phase of implementation. - Emily Maguire, CEO

We talked to Loren Days about her role as Senior Policy Advisor on Intersectionality and asked how Our Watch is embedding intersectionality within the organisation.

Ms Kinnersly brings extensive experience in women’s health, community services, education and governance to the role of CEO at Our Watch.

The Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission was established in January. The journey to Treaty is important for our work so we asked the new Commissioner to tell us more about this reform.

DVRCV interviewed leading prevention of violence against women practitioners to create the ‘Unpacking Resistance’ video series. This article is based on those interviews.

In the lead up to the state election in November we asked each party to provide their top three priorities for family violence and the prevention of violence against women. Here’s what they had to say.

Living and working in the family violence sector in regional, rural and remote areas brings benefits and challenges. We spoke to Mandy Noble and Jan Tracey about their experiences of working in a rural setting.

On 29 May, more than 200 primary prevention of violence against women and respectful relationships education practitioners gathered for DVRCV’s first prevention conference.

Chris has been a youth worker for 17 years. We talked to him about what keeps him interested in this work, how it intersects with the family violence sector and how to apply a gendered lens.

Infographic tip sheet on how family violence workers can support women with disabilities by maintaining a strengths-based approach and avoiding deficit language.