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Indigenous anti-violence campaigner to feature at family violence prevention Forum

Indigenous anti-violence campaigner to feature at family violence prevention Forum

Published:10 May 2018

Indigenous anti-violence campaigner Charlie King will be a keynote speaker at the 14th annual Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention (QIFVP) Forum held in Townsville from May 16-17, 2018.

The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) based at CQUniversity Mackay City Campus will host its 14th annual Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention (QIFVP) Forum in Townsville from May 16-17.

This year themed Language of Change, the event celebrates the work done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in preventing and responding to family violence.

The Forum will feature a number of guest speakers from around Australia, including keynote speakers anti-violence campaigner Mr Charlie King, from the Northern Territory and Karla McGrady, Our Watch Senior Policy Advisor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children. Our Watch is a national organisation driving change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children.

QCDFVR Director Dr Heather Lovatt said the Forum was a wonderful way to acknowledge Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (May).

“It is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers to come together and learn from, share with and inspire each other,” Dr Lovatt said.

“The Forum will highlight strategies and programs that could be used effectively by others, with discussions that relate to working with men, women and children who are either victims, or perpetrators of, domestic and family violence.”

The Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum is being held in Townsville for the first time in 2018. The event is funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, and supported by CQUniversity.