Seminar Series August 2019: Legal responses to intimate partner violence

Legal responses to intimate partner violence: Unintended consequences

Dr Heather Nancarrow, Chief Executive Officer 
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) 

On 14 January 2019, journalist Alexandra Back issued a “warning about new trend in domestic violence”.  She reported that the Canberra Domestic Violence Crisis Service was concerned that “women who report being victim to domestic violence in circumstances where they have also acted in self-defense are increasingly being charged with criminal offences”.  

This presentation considers the challenges associated with harnessing the power of the mainstream law to advance the interests of women, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. The implications include: caution about relying on the legal system to dispense justice; the need for specificity about the nature of violence to be addressed; and the place of responses outside the conventional legal system in addressing intimate partner violence.   

 When: Wednesday 21st August 2019

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Where: Colin Biggers & Paisley,  Level 42, 2 Park Street, Sydney 2000

Registration: This event is free but we encourage tax deductible donations. Suggested donation is $30

RSVP Essential. Drinks & nibbles available.


This seminar may qualify for CPD points.

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