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DVRCV Advocate: May 2018

DVRCV Advocate: May 2018

The Advocate magazine cover May 2018

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


Successful change requires conversations embedded with fearless advice and opening listening - Emily Maguire, CEO

Julie is a Wurundjeri woman who advocates for Aboriginal women’s rights through her work supporting Aboriginal women experiencing family violence.

DVRCV's own Belinda Bannerman continues our self-care conversation by interrogating some of the assumptions surrounding self-care and re-framing the entire concept.

We spoke to Kate and Maryclare from queerspace (drummond street services) about the experience of family violence in LGBTQI relationships.

Every profession and sector needs to recognise that preventing and responding to family violence is a core part of their business

We interviewed two workers to find out how they collaborate within different frameworks to make sure women and children are supported and the perpetrator is held to account

We examine the first action plan to implement Free from Violence, particularly the need for statewide mechanisms to ensure the work is sustainable, coordinated and strategic

We talked with Cheryl at the Centre for Non-Violence to hear how one organisation spent the last ten years integrating women’s and men’s services under the one roof.