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'Does technology do more good than harm?' - Public panel

'Does technology do more good than harm?' - Public panel

The potential of new and emerging technologies in the area of violence against women is increasingly becoming recognised by governments, researchers, and community organisations alike. This public panel discussed technology’s potential as a tool to help women seek safety, challenge and change gender attitudes, as well as its potential for harm.


Date & Location

10 February, 5.00pm to 6.30pm | Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne


Clementine Ford, writer, broadcaster and public speaker
Nancy Glass, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Cathy Humphreys, Professor, The University of Melbourne
Emily Maguire, CEO, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
Mark Oliver, General Manager, Tigerspike
Anastasia Powell, Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University


Kelsey Hegarty, Professor, The University of Melbourne

Organised by

The Melbourne research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe) is an interdisciplinary research alliance that draws together research and evaluation capacity from across the University, in partnership with community, industry and government agencies. Our aims are: to reduce harm and improve the safety and wellbeing of women, families and communities; increase accountability and improve responses to men; and prevent violence before it starts.


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Public panel: ‘Does technology do more good than harm?’
10th February 2016 forum
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