When: Thursday 8th December
Time: 2:00 pm AEDT
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Presenter: Fiona McCormack , CEO DV Vic
Gender inequality is internationally recognised as a key driver behind violence against women. As the number of incidents of family violence continue to rise in Victoria, it is every Victorian’s responsibility to take action. Being part of a conversation is a good place to start.
What you will learn
1. Why we need to talk about violence against women
2. The gendered nature of violence against women
3. Some statistics
4. What about men?
5. Gender inequality and its relationship with family violence.
Fiona McCormack is the CEO of Domestic Violence Victoria, the peak body for family violence services for women and children in Victoria.
DV Vic provides advice to government and political advocacy on behalf of, and in partnership with its member organisations for violence prevention, systemic change and enhancement of systems.
As part of this role, Fiona represents the family violence sector on statewide and Ministerial committees relative to improved outcomes for women and children experiencing family violence.
Highlights of her work have included presenting in China and Vietnam with the Human Rights Commission, presenting alongside the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture on the applicability of the convention to family violence, acting as an expert witness to coronial inquests into family violence related deaths and the Royal Commission in to Family Violence and presenting to the UN Commission on the Status of Women NGO parallel event on responses to violence against women.
Fiona’s background is in social sciences and she has a Masters in Education with a specialism in Leadership, Policy and Change.
When not working, Fiona enjoys reading, camping with her family and developing addictions to HBO TV series.
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