Prevention of Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence

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Prevention of Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence

Domestic Violence NSW brings Public Sector Employees a webinar series on how to prevent sexual, domestic & family violence

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About this event

In the lead up to the annual 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December), DVNSW is offering a free webinar series to public sector employees on primary prevention in relation to sexual, domestic and family violence.

Webinar 1 – Primary prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence (16 October 2020, 10am-12pm)

  • What is sexual, domestic and family violence, what drives it and how is it gendered?
  • What is primary prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence?

You can watch the recording here:

Webinar 2 – Intersectionality and inclusion in primary prevention (3 November 2020, 10am-12pm)

  • What is intersectionality?
  • What drives sexual, domestic and family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, migrant and refugee women, women with disability, LGBTIQ people and animals?
  • How can we challenge the intersecting drivers of violence and make primary prevention inclusive?

You can watch the recording here:


  • Kai Noonan, Associate Director, Health Programming and Development, ACON
  • Juliana Nkrumah AM, Program Manager – Domestic and Family Violence, Settlement Services International
  • Freya Higgins, Project Officer for Violence Prevention, People with Disability Australia
  • Dr Vanessa Lee, Yupinguthi & Meriam, Social Epidemiologist, Indigenous Health Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Webinar 3 – Prevention in Action: Interagency Challenge (10 December 2020, 10am-12pm)

  • What are the priority settings for preventing sexual, domestic and family violence? (Education, Sports, Arts, Health, Family and Community Services, Public Spaces, Transport and Infrastructure, Workplaces)
  • What are some promising approaches and initiatives for preventing violence?
  • How can you respond to resistance and backlash to efforts to prevent violence?


  • Leona Wedderburn, Women NSW on primary prevention projects funded by NSW Government
  • Dale Palmer, Department of Education on respectful relationships programs in schools
  • Kerry Turner, Office of Sport on promoting equal participation of girls and women
  • Toni Smith, Department of Health on Tidda-Links: Conversations with First Nations Women about Family Violence
  • Meredith Jones, Greater Sydney Commission on the development of the Women’s Safety Charter
  • Tharani Yoganathan and Leanne Grove, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on prevention initiatives in the workplace

You can watch the recording here:

You will need to register for each webinar separately.

You can join the webinars via this ZOOM link:

Or you can call 02 8015 6011. Webinar ID: 859 9062 7026

Please share this event widely with your colleagues across NSW Government!

About Domestic Violence NSW

DVNSW is the peak body for over 100 specialist domestic and family violence services across NSW and co-convenes the NSW Collaboration on the Primary Prevention of Gender-Based Violence that brings together NSW Government, local councils, sexual, domestic and family violence services and peak bodies, community organisations and academics.

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