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Sowing the seeds of change

Sowing the seeds of change

This Forum was held on 19 June 2012 in Melbourne. Registration was free for unwaged participants and carers.

‘No one ever deserves it…you need to feel you’re worth something different. Say to yourself that you are worth more. That is so hard for disabled women, what with all the stuff about women being perfect and beautiful’

(Thiara et al, 2012 Disabled Women and Domestic Violence)

‘Sowing the seeds of change’ is a DVRCV Forum to raise awareness of the effects of family violence on women with disabilities, organised by women with disabilities.

This Forum will be held on 19 June in Melbourne. Registration is free for unwaged participants and carers.

Guest speakers include:

  • Anj Barker, Victorian Young Australian of the Year 2011
  • Jody Saxton-Barney, Deaf Indigenous Community Consultant
  • Tricia Malowney, Systemic Advocate, Chair WDV
  • Bianca Truman, Maroondah Half Way House
  • A/G Sgt Julie Reilly, Victoria Police Family Violence Advisor
  • Chris Jennings, Disability Project Officer, Women’s Domestic Violence Resource Centre
  • A White Ribbon Ambassador
  • Heidi Everett, Songwriter and Musician
Image credit

Photo from Flickr by Elaine of Lotus Land Creative Commons attribution licenseCreative Commons non-commercial license


Wednesday, 19 June 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm


Jasper Hotel, Elizabeth St, Melbourne


$35 - waged

Free - carers, unwaged


Register now

About DVRCV forums

In addition to our training programs, DVRCV facilitates at least two forums each year to inform service providers across Victoria about current issues in family violence research and practice. Our forums provide a space for experts and practitioners to come together to discuss topics of interest to the family violence and related sectors.

For further details, please contact:

Philippa Bailey
Training Coordinator
Ph. 9486 9866