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Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

Friday 17 August 2018

WIS began as the Women’s Information Switchboard, originally located in the Institute Building on Kintore Ave and was opened by the then South Australian Premier Don Dunstan on 10 July 1978. In 1995 the Switchboard was renamed the Women’s information Service and relocated to Station Arcade in 1997. WIS is currently located at 101 Grenfell Street.

To celebrate 40 years of empowering South Australian women, we are proud to launch the WIS Interactive Digital Timeline, and as part of the WIS History Project, 24 oral histories gathered from prior WIS volunteers and staff. These products provide an inside look at the beginnings, context and inner workings of WIS as it developed over the decades.

Click here to find out more about the WIS Oral Histories.

Click here to find out more about the Interactive Digital Timeline.

We are honoured to pay tribute to all the women who have worked and volunteered at WIS over the years, and will be continuing to celebrate these 40 years of WIS over the coming months.

Stay tuned to the WIS social media channels to find out about ongoing celebrations for the 40th anniversary of WIS!

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Office for Women eNews - 16 August 2018

Office for Women eNews - 16 August 2018

Office for Women eNews - 16 August 2018

Welcome to the Office for Women eNews bulletin. Keep reading for all the details on upcoming events and initiatives for SA women!

Click on the below headings to jump to a section:

FYI
Events
Training
Opportunities

FYI

Closing soon - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

The 2018 Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship round is now open. The Scholarship, valued at up to $25,000, provides financial support for a woman to undertake an investigation of social problems and/or a study in the field of social science in Australia and overseas. The research must be relevant to social conditions in South Australia and capable of being applied for the benefit of the State.

Past recipients have researched social issues including: Increasing access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families; accommodation and facilities for mothers and babies in prisons; drink spiking; barriers to university entrance and anorexia nervosa.

Women aged between 20 and 35 who live in South Australia are eligible to apply. The research project must involve research both in Australia and overseas.

Applications for the Scholarship close on Monday 3 September 2018 at midnight.

Click here for more information on the Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship.

Submissions now open for National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

On 20 June 2018 Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, announced a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

Submissions are now being accepted for this Inquiry, and will be open until early 2019.

The Commission wants to hear from as many people as possible regarding this inquiry. To facilitate this, the inquiry will involve a submission process, as well as public consultations held in all Australian capital cities and a number of regional cities later in 2018.

Click here to find out more about the inquiry, learn about the terms of reference, or make a submission.

Zahra Foundation Financial Counsellor at the Women's Information Service

The Zahra Foundation Outreach at the Women’s Information Service (WIS) provides women affected by domestic and family violence with the chance to meet with a specialist financial counsellor.

The outreach service is available at WIS on Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Women are welcome to visit or phone WIS and chat to the Financial Counsellor while she is onsite. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with the Zahra Foundation office by phoning 08 8352 1889.

Visit the Women's Information Service website for more information.

Events

Free public lecture - Professor Julia Gillard on gender equality

For her third public lecture at the University, Visiting Honorary Professor Gillard will explore why, despite decades into the fight for gender equality, gains have not translated into equality at leadership levels. Professor Gillard will also speak about her own personal experience as the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia.

Click here to book your seat at this free public lecture featuring Julia Gillard.

Outspoken Women - Election Ready Masterclass

This hands-on, women-only reputation boot-camp is exactly what you need to shine and stand out during the noise of an election campaign and, once you're elected. This is your chance to benefit from tailored support from three of Asia Pacific's most experienced media, political and reputation practitioners in a specially priced and targeted masterclass.

The full day workshop develops presentation, communication and profiling skills to get women ready for 2018 Local Government elections.

Date: Saturday 18 August 2018
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Centre, Uni of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Click here to book your place for the Adelaide Election Ready Masterclass.

Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women - free Adelaide luncheon

This Deakin University initiative aims to develop a new talent pipeline to connect education providers, community organisations and different levels of government with the supply chain and logistics industry to increase the number of women in supply chain education, training, jobs and careers. Wayfinder was successfully launched in Victoria in March and is now being rolled out across Australia.

The luncheon is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Wayfinder, learn more about the wide array of career opportunities in the supply chain and logistics industry and to hear from and talk to talented and dynamic women working in the industry. Come and hear from talented and dynamic women as they share their career stories and explain the exciting job and career opportunities in supply chain and logistics.

Date: 6 September 2018
Time: 12pm - 3pm 
Venue: Sanctuary Function Centre, Adelaide Zoo

Click here to find out more about the Wayfinder free Adelaide luncheon.

Launch of culturally responsive NDIS training resource

The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC), Northern Futures, Disability Workforce Hub and the Department for Industry and Skills invite you to the Launch of the NDIS Training Resource ‘Culturally Responsive Service Provision: A Resource for NDIS Service Providers’. Details of this event are:

Date: Thursday 30 August 2018
Time: 1pm - 2pm 
Venue: Adelaide Multicultural Centre, 23 Coglin Street, Adelaide.

RSVP your attendance to E: admin@amrc.org.au or T: (08) 8217 9544 by Monday 27 August 2018.

For more information, click here to visit the AMRC website.

SHE Leads Conference 2018

South Australia’s premier women’s leadership conference, SHE Leads is a full day of inspiration and invigoration aimed at defining and debating women’s leadership, celebrating women's leadership accomplishments and empowering the next generation of female leaders. The theme for the 2018 conference is 'Learning from Difference to Harvest the Collective'.

Now in its 7th year, YWCA Adelaide’s SHE Leads Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, and is a highlight on South Australia’s women’s leadership calendar. With high profile keynote speakers, thought provoking plenary discussions, skills-building breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, the SHE Leads Conference is an event not to be missed.

The 2018 SHE Leads Conference features thought provoking key note addresses by Senator Penny Wong and Transition Specialist JoAnna Ferrari. These inspiring keynote speakers headline a sensational program of renowned speakers including our MC, Sanja Jovanovic.

When: 7 September 2018
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre

Click here to visit the YWCA SHE Leads conference website to purchase tickets or to find out more.

International Women's Day Committee SA - AGM

The IWD Committee SA are holding their 2018 AGM soon, with the theme of Women's Suffrage. This forecasts celebrations for the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in South Australia in 2019.

Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 94 Henley Beach Road Mile End
RSVP by Monday 20 August 2018 to: committee@iwdcommitteesa.org.au

Everyone is invited to join the committee after the meeting in light refreshments and an opportunity to network.

For more information please visit the IWD Committee SA website.

Business Chicks 'After Hours' networking evening

Business Chicks is Australia’s largest and most influential community for women. On 25 September 2018, join Business Chicks from across the state at a fun networking night with drinks and nibbles.

Despite the name, Business Chicks is not only for women in ‘business’ or women who own their own businesses, it's about helping all women to play a bigger game. Whether you’re running your own show, surrounded by others in an office, or just missing a sense of connection and support, Business Chicks is all about giving you the tools you need to propel yourself and your businesses forward.

Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: National Wine Centre, cnr Hackney Road and North Terrace, Adelaide

Click here to book tickets for Business Chicks networking evening.

Join in for a night of getting to know the incredible women in our community. You never know who you'll meet!

'In Conversation with Change Makers' event supporting Catherine House and the Hutt St Centre

The Australia Day Council of South Australia is partnering with the Hutt St Centre and Catherine House to host In Conversation with change makers: Supporting Catherine House and the Hutt St Centre. Please join us for a special breakfast supporting Catherine House and the Hutt St Centre. This event is a fundraiser for two of South Australia’s inspirational organisations addressing homelessness and domestic violence.

The speakers will include: Corey White - Host of Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise, Taryn Brumfitt - Founder of The Body Image Movement, Arman Abrahimzadeh - Anti domestic violence campaigner and Sarah Gun - Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award Recipient 2018.

Date: Tuesday 16 October
Time: 6:45am arrival, 7am start
Venue: Hilton Adelaide

Click here to find out more and to buy tickets for 'In Conversation with Change Makers'.

Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service Community Quiz Night

You are invited to a quiz night supporting the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service (EADVS). Come along and support this community organisation to assist women's safety and wellbeing.

Supper will be provided and is included in the ticket cost, and a cash bar will be available. Donations of prizes, raffle or auction items are welcome, and can be delivered to the Morialta Electorate Office (163 St Bernards Road, Rostrevor) or the Newland Electorate Office (4/1257 North East Road, Ridgehaven SA 5097).

Date: 26 October 2018
Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Venue: Sfera's Park Suites & Convention Centre, 191 Reservoir Road, Modbury
Tickets: Click here to book tickets for the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service Community Quiz Night
RSVP to bailey.park@parliament.sa.gov.au or call 8365 4224  by 19 October 2018.

The event is hosted by John Gardner MP and Dr Richard Harvey MP. For more information please contact the Newland Electorate Office on 8264 4482. All proceeds go to EADVS.

National Child Protection Summit 2018

The National Child Protection Summit 2018 will be held by KWY in Adelaide in December 2018. Early bird tickets are now available and tickets are tax deductible.

The Summit will discuss and showcase practical initiatives and generate frank and fearless discussions on the challenges many organisations face in managing child protection systems and seek to find better ways for organisational, community and family engagement strategies and requirements to increase the safety for children across Australia. You will be joining fellow industry leaders, including people from communities, stakeholders, policy makers, sector experts and related professionals alike.

Date: December 5-7 2018
Venue: Pullman Hotel, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Click here to view the child protection summit webpage which includes a list of speakers and running sheet.

Training

Code Like a Girl - Adult workshop in HTML and CSS

Come along for your first play with HTML and CSS. We'll give you a quick primer on the basics, and help you code up your very first web page!

DETAILS

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Base64, 64 North Terrace, Kent Town, SA 5067
Participants: Women and non-binary people aged 16+
Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of coding required

For more information visit the Code Like a Girl website.

Supporting Resilient Workers: Addressing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout

A course is being held for community workers and those working with traumatised people, to provide them with the skills to cope with this difficult work. Workers will come away equipped to recognise and address their own experiences in the workplace and support colleagues and their organisation to recognise and manage these very common effects of working with trauma. The training draws on learning around vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout as well as post-trauma growth.

At this time this course is planned for the following regions:

Whyalla
Westlands Hotel, 100 McDouall Stuart Ave, Whyalla Norrie
Tuesday 16 October, 2018 - 9.30 – 4pm

Port Lincoln
Port Lincoln Hotel, 1 Lincoln Highway, Pt Lincoln
Thursday 18 October, 2018 - 9.30 – 4pm

To book please contact Fiona Meade on 0452 040 997 or email fionameade@outlook.com.

    Opportunities

    Lottie Lyell Award - SA female screen practitioners

    The annual Lottie Lyell Award will support a female South Australian screen practitioner with a cash grant of $20,000, to develop or deliver a bold and ambitious screen-based work.  To qualify, applicants must be able to demonstrate achievement in the screen industry and be seeking to produce a distinctive, ambitious and compelling screen-based work in the spirit of Australian film pioneer, Lottie Lyell.

    Applications close 24 September 2018.

    Click here to learn more about the Lottie Lyell Award.

    Expressions of interest for WoTL conference committee members

    Rural women's advocacy organisation WoTL (Women on the Land) seeks to grow and inspire women in agribusiness. In 2020 the organisation will be holding the Thriving Women conference, and as such are seeking expressions of interest for 4 committee members for the Thriving Women 2020  Conference Committee. This is your opportunity to make a difference and share your skills, your knowledge and your expertise.

    Click here to find out more about making an expression of interest for the WoTL Thriving Women 2020 Conference Committee.

    Grants to support volunteers

    The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply for funding to support volunteers under the Volunteer Grants Activity Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers by:

    • providing small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers
    • forming part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.

    Applications close at 2:00 pm AEST on 18 September 2018.

    For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Funding Round Application page.
    Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

    Women's Leadership Australia - development grants

    As part of a commitment to the 100 Days for Change initiative, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is offering an opportunity to all women who wish to invest in their own leadership development. During 100 Days for Change WLA will cover 50% of the fee for any woman self-funding her participation in a WLA flagship leadership development program.

    Click here to find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form.

    Applications close 5 October 2018.

    Women in Health

    A specific stream of funding is being provided by WLA to support the development of female leaders across the public health sector. The initiative is providing women working in the sector with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

    The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.

    Click here to find out more about this funding opportunity supporting leadership for Women in Health.

    Applications for the health stream close Friday 21 September 2018.

    Applications now open for Country to Canberra competition

    Young, rural & driven? Country to Canberra’s 2018 Leadership Competition is open, and it’s bigger than ever before!

    At least 15 young women will win a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ prize to Canberra to meet inspiring politicians and CEOs, attend exclusive events, tour Parliament, receive leadership and public speaking training & so much more. Winners also score six mentorship sessions and access to our alumni network, & the Top 40 will be published to showcase their talents on a national scale.

    Entrants must be:

    • Female/female-identifying
    • Attending grade 10, 11 or 12 in 2018
    • 15 years of age by 20 November 2018
    • Attend a school located at least 50km away from a town with a population of 80,000 or more.

    Click here to learn more about Country to Canberra.

    Applications close 1 September 2018.

    Wiyi Yani U Thangani - Women's Voices project

    A survey has been announced under the Wiyi Yani U Thangani - Women's Voices project led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO. The Wiyi Yani U Thangani, or Women’s Voices project, being run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar, has so far heard from more than 1000 women and girls at gatherings in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. The project has now launched an online survey open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women over 18 years of age.

    Click here to read more about Wiyi Yani U Thangani.

    Click here to participate in the Wiyi Yani U Thangani survey.

    Applications for the Community Voices program to open in September 2018

    Do you work for a community organisation that relies on volunteers? Do you want to promote the work you do and increase volunteer participation? Work with Flinders University filmmaking students to produce a short video about your organisation, what you do and your community impact. The Community Voices Program provides a unique opportunity for community organisations to partner with Flinders University film-making students to produce community documentaries or online video advertisements to promote, train or recruit volunteers.

    Click here to learn more about the Community Voices program.

    Office for Women eNews - NAIDOC week

    Office for Women eNews - NAIDOC week

    Office for Women eNews - NAIDOC week

    Centre photograph credit: Aunty Colleen Strangways – Nharla Photography
    Far left photograph credit: Karen Waller Photography

    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    NAIDOC week runs from 8 - 15 July 2018, and this year has the theme Because of Her - We Can!

    NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in July every year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    This year’s NAIDOC theme Because of Her, We Can gives respect and honour to the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait women in our communities who have contributed positively to the current lived experiences and dreams of Aboriginal women.

    The Office for Women acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women for their input and impact within the communities through their achievements both professionally and personally.

    Click here to learn about some inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on the Women's Information Service Facebook page.

    Click here to learn more about NAIDOC week.

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    Today, on 10 July 2018, the Women's Information Service celebrates 40 years of continuous service to the women of South Australia.

    Over the past 40 years, the service has provided a free information, referral and support service for all women in South Australia. Being the first of its kind in Australia, it inspired the establishment of other women’s information service providers across Australia. Today WIS remains the longest running service of this nature in Australia.

    WIS began as the Women’s Information Switchboard, originally located in the Institute Building on Kintore Ave and was opened by the then South Australian Premier Don Dunstan on 10 July 1978. In 1995 the Switchboard was renamed the Women’s information Service and relocated to Station Arcade in 1997. WIS is currently located at 101 Grenfell Street.

    Over the years WIS has adapted to changing social and technological conditions in order to provide the best possible service to South Australian women, including joining popular social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These accounts are proving ever more popular and are a great way to keep up with the workings of WIS and policy partners the Office for Women. Click on the links below to see what WIS and OFW are up to, and keep up to date with initiatives for women in South Australia.

    Congratulations to WIS on 40 years of continuous service, and thank you to all the volunteers and staff that have played such an integral part in the workings of the service over that time.

    Stay tuned to the WIS social media channels for more celebrations over the next few months!

    Office for Women eNews - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    Office for Women eNews - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    Office for Women eNews - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    To read more of this bulletin, click the link in the heading of this email.

    The 2018 Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship round is now open. The Scholarship, valued at up to $25,000, provides financial support for a woman to undertake an investigation of social problems and/or a study in the field of social science in Australia and overseas. The research must be relevant to social conditions in South Australia and capable of being applied for the benefit of the State.

    Past recipients have researched social issues including: Increasing access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families; accommodation and facilities for mothers and babies in prisons; drink spiking; barriers to university entrance and anorexia nervosa.

    Women aged between 20 and 35 who live in South Australia are eligible to apply. The research project must involve research both in Australia and overseas.

    Applications for the Scholarship close on Monday 3 September 2018 at midnight.

    If you are interested in applying, further information and the online application form is available at:

    https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/education-and-learning/financial-help-scholarships-and-grants/catherine-helen-spence

    The Catherine Helen Spence Committee is also planning an Information Session for prospective scholarship applicants in June. To register your interest in attending please contact the Executive Officer to the Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship Committee, Veronika Petroff, at the Office for Women: veronika.petroff@sa.gov.au.

    Please share this information through your networks and encourage women who you think may be interested to apply.

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - Current Editions

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence - 26 July 2018

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence - 26 July 2018

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence - 26 July 2018

    Welcome to the Office for Women Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews bulletin.

    Categories of information provided in this bulletin are as follows:

    News
    Research and Reports

    Events
    Courses and Programs
    Support Services

    News

    Consultation - proposed legislative changes to strengthen laws addressing domestic and family violence

    The South Australian Attorney-General has announced legislative changes to strengthen laws addressing family and domestic violence in this state. These proposed changes include:

    • Creating a new offence for strangulation
    • Increasing penalties for repeated breaches of intervention orders
    • Allowing video evidence recorded by police to be used in court
    • Expanding the definition of domestic abuse to include more types of relationships

    A consultation is being held on these proposed changes through the YourSAy platform. Click here to find out more about the consultation on proposed changes to legislation related to domestic and family violence and have your say.

    Consultations close 17 August 2018.

    Consultation - DSS Stronger Outcomes for Families

    The Department of Social Services (DSS) invites you to contribute to the future of family and children services. Under the Families and Children Activity, DSS invests approximately $217 million annually in the following programs:

    • Communities for Children Facilitating Partners
    • Family and Relationship Services
    • Children and Parenting Support
    • Intensive Family Support Service
    • Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters.

    The majority of grant agreements for these programs expire on 30 June 2020. It is therefore timely to discuss how to continue to ensure programs achieve positive outcomes for families and children into the future.

    To facilitate this process, a Stronger Outcomes for Families’ discussion paper has been released on the DSS Engage website. DSS is seeking feedback on the discussion paper from service providers, academics, state and territory governments and families and children.

    DSS wants to be clear that the ideas proposed in the discussion paper are ideas for testing only. The discussion paper does not represent DSS’ final policy position. This process is the beginning of the engagement. Discussions will continue over the coming years.

    Consultations close 15 August 2018.

    New legislation in Family Court

    The Federal Government has introduced legislation to stop self-represented litigants in Family Courts cross-examining people against whom they have perpetrated violence.

    The Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 will prohibit direct cross examination in specific and serious circumstances to protect victims from re-traumatisation. This includes where there are convictions, charges or final family violence orders in place between the parties.

    Courts will also have discretion to prohibit direct cross-examination in cases where family violence is alleged and, if a court does not exercise that discretion, it will be mandatory for the court to apply other protections, such as the use of video links or screens in the court room.

    Read more about these changes in this media release from the Federal Attorney-General.

    Position vacant - Project Officer at Women's Safety Services SA

    Applications are being sought for the position of Project Officer at Women's Safety Services SA.

    The Project Officer will lead the trial of the Our Watch Project – ‘A Survivor Media Advocacy Project for the Prevention of Violence against Women’. This project will be one of three States to trial the implementation of the National Our Watch Media Strategy. The Project Worker will lead survivor engagement and training and participate in the evaluation process that promote and enable women survivors to become advocates. It is a 12 month contract position.

    Click here to visit the Women's Safety Services SA website for more information.

    Applications close 1 August 2018.

    "Act of Love" project - opportunity for artists

    The City of Charles Sturt is looking for expressions of interest from up to twelve emerging or professional artists to create portraits of local community members that have at some point in their lives been affected by domestic and family violence, in an effort to raise community awareness and bring about positive change.

    Successful artists will be paired up with members of the community that have been affected by domestic and family violence to paint their portrait. The portraits will be a thoughtful and positive portrayal of the person, showing their inner dignity and strength.

    Expressions of Interest proposals should be submitted to Vesna Rozman, Social Inclusion Coordinator, City of Charles Sturt by email vrozman@charlessturt.sa.gov.au. For further information on this project please call Vesna on 8408 1173.

    Expressions of interest will be accepted until 5pm Friday 10 August 2018.

    'Ask for Angela' campaign launched in NSW

    Recently the New South Wales Government launched the internationally recognised safety campaign 'Ask for Angela' in Sydney's CBD. This campaign works to prevent violence against women through allowing patrons at participating venues to 'Ask for Angela' if they feel unsafe, alerting staff to assist the patron in ensuring their safety.

    Originally created two years ago in Lincolnshire, England, Minister for Police Troy Grant said the program has been successful and supports the introduction in Sydney. Police will monitor how effective the program is before considering a broader use.

    Read more about the 'Ask for Angela' program on the NSW Police website.

    Invitation for comment - reproductive coercion

    Non-profit reproductive health organisation Marie Stopes Australia invites comments on a draft White Paper titled 'Hidden Forces', discussing the topic of reproductive coercion. This draft paper addresses the complexities of reproductive coercion, described as a situation when a person, usually a woman, is not in control of their reproductive choices.

    Parts of the paper have been highlighted to indicate areas which might benefit from more diversity of voices, and further consideration.

    Click here to access the draft paper and find out how you can contribute your insights.

    Consultations close 17 August 2018.

    Submissions now open - National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian workplaces

    The Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has announced that the Australian Human Rights Commission will undertake a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. The 12-month inquiry will consider the economic impact of sexual harassment, the drivers of these behaviours and the adequacy of the existing legal framework.The Commission's focus will be systemic issues, the Commission will therefore not be investigating individual allegations of sexual harassment as part of the inquiry.

    Click here for more information about the Australian Human Rights Commission national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

    The Commission will be accepting submissions until early 2019.

    Research and Reports

    ANROWS research

    Guide to assist in the accurate reporting of key violence against women statistics. This guide is for use by the media and other commentators including government officials, academics, sector leaders and community advocates.

    Updated edition of 'Resources to address violence against women in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities'.

    Major issues identified in the ANROWS research relevant to children, the factors preventing effective service delivery and the policy and practice changes recommended by the researchers.

    CEDAW report - Australia's record on women's rights

    Early in July 2018, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of discrimination Against Women reviewed Australia's record on women's rights. The Committee met with civil society organisations and human rights institutions about key concerns. A report of concluding observations on was published on 23 July 2018.

    Click here to access the concluding observations of the CEDAW committee.

    Research papers

    Newsletters

    The following newsletters are available online:

    ANROWS Notepad (Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety)

    AWAVA Weekly Round Up (Australian Women Against Violence Alliance)

    National Plan Newsletter

    Events

    Tickets still available for symposium - Changing Attitudes and Creating Safer Communities

    The Women’s Legal Service (SA) and Soroptimist Torrens would like to invite you to a symposium titled 'Changing Attitudes & Creating Safer Communities'. The full day event on 2 August 2018 will showcase grassroots programs and initiatives that focus on building safer communities in South Australia.

    The objective is to look at the creative and innovative ways programs are supporting women, young people and families to be safe from violence. Guest speakers include Natasha Stott-Despoja (Chair of Our Watch), 'human durability' speaker Derrick McManus, and Chief Magistrate Jay McGrath.

    In addition to guest speakers, there will be representatives from various organisations across the state. Service representatives will be on Q&A panels covering the following topics - 1) Young People (school programs/centres), 2) Homelessness (Older women/DV shelters) and 3) Criminal offending/Perpetrators of violence.

    The jam-packed day will be a hybrid of information sharing, reflection and networking. Through panel discussions attendees will hear about what other people are doing, what challenges they have faced, what has worked, and what hasn’t.

    Morning tea and a buffet lunch will be provided on the day for everyone to enjoy.

    Date: Thursday 2 August 2018
    Time: 9:30am - 4pm
    Venue: Bradley Forum, L5, Hawke Building, UniSA CityWest Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide
    TicketsClick here to book tickets for the Changing Attitudes and Creating Safer Communities symposium.

    Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service Community Quiz Night

    You are invited to a quiz night supporting the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service (EADVS). Come along and support this community organisation to assist women's safety and wellbeing.

    Supper will be provided and is included in the ticket cost, and a cash bar will be available. Donations of prizes, raffle or auction items are welcome, and can be delivered to the Morialta Electorate Office (163 St Bernards Road, Rostrevor) or the Newland Electorate Office (4/1257 North East Road, Ridgehaven SA 5097).

    Date: 26 October 2018
    Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start
    Venue: Sfera's Park Suites & Convention Centre, 191 Reservoir Road, Modbury
    Tickets: Click here to book tickets for the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service Community Quiz Night
    RSVP to bailey.park@parliament.sa.gov.au or call 8365 4224  by 19 October 2018.

    The event is hosted by John Gardner MP and Dr Richard Harvey MP. For more information please contact the Newland Electorate Office on 8264 4482. All proceeds go to EADVS.

    National Child Protection Summit 2018

    The National Child Protection Summit 2018 will be held by KWY in Adelaide from 5 to 7 December 2018. Early bird tickets are now available.

    The Summit will discuss and showcase practical initiatives and generate  discussions on the challenges many organisations face in managing child protection systems and seek to find better ways for organisational, community and family engagement strategies and requirements to increase safety for children across Australia. You will be joining fellow industry leaders, including people from communities, stakeholders, policy makers, sector experts and related professionals.

    Click here to view the child protection summit webpage which includes a list of speakers and running sheet.

    WESNET's 3rd Technology Safety Summit

    The Summit is being held on 6 – 7 September 2018 in the Gold Coast. The Summit brings together national and international experts on technology safety and violence against women.

    Click here to find out more about the Technology Safety Summit.

    Courses and Programs

    Pathways to Empowerment course for women who have experienced domestic violence

    The Zahra Foundation are running their popular program 'Pathways to Empowerment' in the Southern and Central regions of Adelaide in Term 3 2018. This 8-week program is for women who have experienced domestic violence, and focuses on:

    • Connection - Reconnecting with yourself, other women and the community
    • Empowerment - A chance to work out what matter, how you want to live your life and the practical steps to take to achieve this.
    • Pathways - Get information and support to find your path into work, study, volunteering and getting your financial situation back on track.

    Activities will guide participants to think about their hopes, values and skills; and provide information and support if participants are interested in moving into study or employment.

    To register or find out more, please contact the Zahra Foundation on (08) 8352 1889, or email admin@zahrafoundation.org.au.

    Supporting Resilient Workers: Addressing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout

    A course is being held for community workers and those working with traumatised people, to provide them with the skills to cope with this difficult work. Workers will come away equipped to recognise and address their own experiences in the workplace and support colleagues and their organisation to recognise and manage these very common effects of working with trauma. The training draws on learning around vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout as well as post-trauma growth.

    At this time this course is planned for the following regions:

    Whyalla
    Westlands Hotel, 100 McDouall Stuart Ave, Whyalla Norrie
    Tuesday 16 October, 2018 - 9.30 – 4pm

    Port Lincoln
    Port Lincoln Hotel, 1 Lincoln Highway, Pt Lincoln
    Thursday 18 October, 2018 - 9.30 – 4pm

    To book please contact Fiona Meade on 0452 040 997 or email fionameade@outlook.com.

    Family Court Support program

    The Women's Information Service coordinates the free Family Court Support program providing trained volunteers to accompany women to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide. Family Court Support volunteers attend a comprehensive training program and are experienced with the court processes and in accompanying women to court. Click here to visit the Family Court Support program webpage.

    Support services

    Should anything contained in this eNews raise any personal issues for you please contact one of the following support services:

    1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732

    Lifeline - 13 11 14

    Domestic Violence Crisis Line (SA) - 1800 800 098

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