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June 2019

Under the Radar: Contemporary Challenges for Prevention of Violence Against

June 18 @ 9:00 am - June 19 @ 4:30 pm
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) is holding a two-day participatory forum to query the nuts and bolts of our work, and ask the crucial questions about strategies in the prevention of violence against women. This will be an engaging and meaningful forum to help design the future of the Prevention of Violence Against Women. DAY 1 (18th June 2019): Invisible towers - Systemic violence, institutions and the prevention of violence against women. DAY 2 (19th June 2019): Who are we excluding? Intersections…

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Gender Equity in Action

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This full-day workshop provides an introductory guide to understanding gender within our society. The workshop unpacks the impact of gender inequality on our health and wellbeing in Australia and best practice approaches to building gender equity into your work. The workshop focuses on building the practical skills needed to apply a gender lens to the design, delivery and evaluation of gender sensitive programs, policies, and initiatives. This workshop has been delivered by Women’s Health Victoria since 2009 under the title…

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July 2019

Intensive Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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This two day intensive introduction includes common physical and emotional health issues which are a result of refugee experiences; refugee health and settlement services; and other important services and resources. Content includes: Understanding Australia’s humanitarian program and recent refugee and asylum seeking arrival patterns, within a broader policy context; Exploring issues in working cross culturally; Exploring the Foundation House framework regarding the impact of torture and trauma and the basis for interventions; Overview of relevant services for people from refugee…

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Communities and Trauma: Supporting Recovery from Collective Trauma

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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Refugee and asylum seeking experiences tear at the social fabric tying people together. This workshop will explore some of the potential far-reaching impacts of collective trauma for communities in the resettlement context, and potential recovery processes. Participants will be introduced to the Foundation House Framework for Recovery. This workshop will comprise a panel of speakers, including members from refugee backgrounds and a peace-practitioner. Content includes: Exploration of concepts such as trans-generational trauma and collective trauma; Foundation House Framework for Recovery;…

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