Health Impact of Violence on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women
The upcoming national study to be released on 1 November by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, “Examination of the burden of disease,” shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 18 to 44 years have 6.3 times higher health risk than other Australian women due to intimate partner violence.
This workshop will use yarning circles to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community responses to violence against women. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and health workers, service providers, and other community groups are welcome to this FREE event.
Our special guest is Dr Claudia Garcia-Moreno, the World Health Organization’s lead expert on violence against women.
Date: Wednesday 2 November 2016
Registration and morning tea from 9am-10am.
Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided
Venue: Bundarra Theatre, Tjapukai, Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Cairns
This event is hosted by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) in partnership with Wuchopperen Health Service and Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service.
Please note ANROWS will take photos of the event. Please let our staff know if you would prefer not to be photographed.