Women in Leadership: Addressing Domestic Violence

Women in Leadership: Addressing Domestic Violence

NSW
Mar 11
CEDA's NSW Women in Leadership series returns in 2016, beginning with exploring the close nexus between domestic violence and gender inequality, and the response by policy makers to address the issue.

Speakers

The Hon. Pru Goward MP, NSW Minister for Women, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Medical Research, Assistant Minister for Health
Michaela Healey, Group Executive, Governance and Reputation National Australia Bank
Tracy Howe, Chief Executive Officer NSW Council of Social Services, COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children
Ray Rawlings, Group Director Civil Infrastructure, Southern Australia AECOM

Event overview

The social costs of domestic violence are staggering. One in six Australian women experience physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner.

Violence against women can have severe and enduring effects on physical and mental health, and is a leading cause in both homelessness and homicides. Children living with family violence are at increased risk of experiencing emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Their social, behavioural, cognitive, and emotional development may also be affected, as well as education and employment outcomes.

Domestic violence also creates complex economic issues for women and their children, and many experience financial risk or poverty as a result. Women experiencing domestic violence are often disadvantaged in the labour market and have poor financial security.  Importantly, the decision to stay or leave an abusive relationship is, for many women, affected by financial factors.

CEDA’s Women in Leadership Series returns in 2016. At this event we will explore the close nexus between domestic violence and gender inequality, and the response by policy makers to address the issue.

This event will examine:

  • The policy settings needed to reduce domestic violence and its consequence
  • The social impacts on women and children experiencing family violence;
  • The economic impacts and long term consequences on women and children experience family violence;
  • Empowering women through gender equality, greater financial independence and housing affordability;
  • The social consequence on individuals, family and the community at large; and
  • The Government and corporate response to domestic violence.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Pru Goward MP
NSW Minister for Women, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Medical Research, Assistant Minister for Health

Meet the panel

Michaela Healey
Group Executive, Governance and Reputation National Australia Bank

Tracy Howe
Chief Executive Officer NSW Council of Social Services, COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children

Ray Rawlings
Group Director Civil Infrastructure, Southern Australia AECOM

Kay Schubach
Ambassador for Domestic Violence NSW, Sussex Advisory

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