The Global Indigenous Peoples Domestic Violence Conference is scheduled to be held in Sydney, Australia on 2013. The conference is designed to be the largest national gathering of community based groups, government and non-government agencies who are all devoted to highlighting and showcasing successful programs in the area of domestic violence, with the united goal of eradicating domestic violence in society through the empowerment of people and workers in the field of Domestic Violence.
Over countless generations, society has developed into what we term “our modern day lifestyle”. In years gone by, violence was part of daily life. As society has moved forward into structured communities, the incidence of intra-tribal violence has slowly faded into the past. Unfortunately one of the most destructive influences on many communities and families in particular is Domestic Violence and the abusive power by men. Although Domestic Violence is not limited to males on women and children, men are by far the biggest perpetrators.
Many communities have worked hard in addressing the incidence of Domestic Violence. Both non-government and government agencies have developed some great programs in addressing these problems. The Gathering is devoted to highlighting many of these successful Domestic Violence programs from different countries globally.
Gender equalization and the abuse of rights of women and children have also played an important role in highlighting violence within the domestic lifestyle of society. Some great initiatives have been developed to stem the incidence of domestic violence. Abuse takes place in all areas of society from the rich to the poor, from Indigenous communities through to mainstream society.
This gathering will focus on issues such as psychological, physical, emotional and mental abuse, including research, community and governmental programs and the dissemination of information to the whole community with the aim of providing positive outcomes.
Provide an open and frank forum for discussion
Lend support to individuals and families working in the field of Family and Domestic Violence
Help establish and grow a worldwide network and resources through information sharing
Show that Domestic Violence is no longer tolerated or acceptable in today’s society
To bring together men, women and organizations as a united voice against domestic and family violence
WHO WE ARE
The Global Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCA-DV) was established by concerned individuals and members of community groups in the hope to establish a unified voice and vision to promote the eradication and control of domestic violence, ensure safety of victims, public awareness on services available to the survivors of domestic violence and hold perpetrators accountable of the crime they committed.
After the Kuala Lumpur conference, it was resolved at the meeting that the coalition needs to engage more Indigenous people and increase its memberships and as such worldwide small networking conferences are being established with conferences planned in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and Europe. The Coalition should not be seen as a political lobby groups for any one particular country or organization.
In fact, GCA-DV’s sole aim is to provide information to individuals, community based and government organizations in relation to successful programs being adopted throughout the world. Thus, this conference should be seen as training seminar and as such a certificate of attendance shall be provided at the completion of the event together with a conference CD and an overview of the event to each participant and their organization.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We would like you to contribute to the success of the fight against domestic violence and although not be part of the formal program?
1. We would be grateful and keen to hear of any suggestions and ideas regarding subject matters or topics to be added in the conference agenda.
2. You can help by volunteering at the event either by facilitating a workshop or being a Master of Ceremony.
3. It would be of great benefit to the event if you could promote the event to your own contacts or having your organization create a link to our website at www.domesticviolenceconference.net (reciprocal link).
4. If you or your organization registers four (4) people to attend the event, we will sponsor (1) delegate from a grass root organization.
5. By joining and registering online to be a member of the Domestic Violence’s network, you are therefore increasing access to information as well as providing other organizations access to the network.
To register, please click on the registration page and complete the form or you can also request for a conference brochure and the registration form to be sent to you by email at firstname.lastname@example.org