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BREAK THE SILENCE: LGBTIQ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE

in AUSTRALIA, 17/09/2013

With a focus on service, policy and prevention, the annual LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Conference will guide leaders in the field in exploring solutions and reforms.

A member of the LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Conference Interagency Working Party said one of the main aims of the conference is to promote the work of LGBTIQ organisations and communities in the area of domestic and family violence (DFV). “The conference will draw attention to the key issues that LGBTIQ people face in terms of violence in the relationship/family/community context and to highlight the recent inclusion of LGBTIQ people and families in the NSW DFV Reforms.”

The conference will explore a number of barriers faced by the LGBTIQ community when it comes to domestic violence – such as the reluctance to report, identifying domestic violence behaviour, homophobia and its relationship to violence.

“LGBTIQ people face a number of barriers in identifying DFV in our relationships,” said the interagency working party member.

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