Women’s safety summit to take holistic approach to combatting violence
Well-known domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty and representatives from Port Adelaide Football Club and the Australian Refugee Association are among key leaders from diverse sectors who will come together for a one-day Women’s Safety Summit in November.
Hosted by City of Salisbury in partnership with White Ribbon Australia and the Northern Homelessness and Violence Against Women Collaboration, the summit will focus on a whole-of-community approach to preventing men’s violence against women, including discussing and developing ideas for primary prevention activities.
Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said domestic violence remained a significant community issue, with 12 women in Australia hospitalised every day due to domestic and family violence.
White Ribbon Australia Executive Director Brad Chilcott said it was important to engage with all parts of the community in order to tackle the issue of violence against women in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.
Key presenters Rosie Batty and Associate Professor Michael Salter, an expert in gendered violence, will address attendees via video conference while a panel discussion will engage leaders from the refugee, sporting, education, health and faith sectors as well as the broader community.
Rosie Batty said everyone has a role to play in preventing violence against women.
Attendees will be encouraged to develop their ideas and compile them into a draft community response plan that will contribute to women’s safety in the City of Salisbury and be considered in line with the federal government’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.
The summit will be held on 30 November and you can register here.