Ending violence against women: ANU forum

On Thursday 13 October a day-long forum at The Australian National University will explore current developments in ending violence against women in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

An experienced panel of speakers has been assembled with experts from academia, government, non-government and UN agencies.

Four main topics will be covered: data collection, responses to violence against women, prevention of violence against women, and coordination/advocacy.

Femili PNG’s Research Director and ANU academic Dr Kamalini Lokuge will be speaking at the event, presenting on the valuable work Femili PNG does in Lae to support survivors of violence. (Femili PNG is a Papua New Guinean NGO that the Development Policy Centre supports).

The forum is jointly hosted by the ANU Gender Institute and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It will take place from 9am to 5pm on Thursday 13 October 2016 at the Sir Roland Wilson Conference Centre, 120 McCoy Circuit, ANU, Canberra.

Register here or see here for the full list of speakers and to download the program.

Lindy Kanan

Lindy Kanan is an adjunct industry fellow and PhD candidate at the School of Law and Society at the University of the Sunshine Coast.


  • This is a every interesting because it speaks about domestic violence which is something that is a big problem in the country, more specifically South Africa. So, we really do need programs like this. In the community women need more education about the human rights violations so that they can stand up for their rights and our communities need community dialogs so we can invite the men.

    • I totally agree in all regarding domestic violence, but the message needs to be expressed boldly for everyone “SILENCE =VIOLENCE” that’s my slogan towards violence in any form!

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