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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


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ANROWS host events as part of its knowledge translation and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS, and stakeholder events, along with sector news is available from the list on the right.



ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


Policy and Advocacy 2 Day Intensive (Sydney)

  • Wednesday, 15th May 2019 - Thursday, 16th May 2019
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation NSW Branch - Waterloo

This 2 Day Intensive will provide for purpose professionals with the opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals to develop the critical skills required to navigate the policy development process and make change happen. The Policy and Advocacy 2 Day Intensive will cover the following topics:

  • Theory on how social change happens
  • The policy development cycle
  • The political process and points of influence
  • Articulating a clear problem and ask
  • Communicating clear messages and making the case for change
  • Developing advocacy strategies
  • Prioritisation and resourcing
  • Tools for change
  • Identifying innovative advocacy tactics
  • Case studies from across the for purpose sector

At the end of the 2 Day Intensive  participants will be able to develop tailored advocacy strategies for their organisations with innovative tactics to achieve your desired policy outcomes.

Who should attend this Policy and Advocacy 2 Day Intensive?

This 2 Day Intensive has been developed for people working in the not-for-profit of for purpose sector. It is for anyone seeking to influence government, particularly people working in policy, advocacy, government relations and communication roles.


Caterina Giorgi

About the facilitator

Caterina Giorgi is the Founder of For Purpose, a social business working with for purpose professionals to develop their skills, share ideas and work collaboratively to create innovative solutions to complex problems.

Caterina has worked in the for purpose sector in a range of policy, advocacy and sector development roles, including as Director for Policy and Research at the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

Caterina has presented at national and international conferences on public health policy research, advocacy, government relations and public policy. She also delivers policy, advocacy, social change and government relations training across Australia.


9.30am – 4.00pm


Early Bird General Rate: $349 (Must be purchased by Saturday, 10th February 2018)
Early Bird Student Rate: $174.50 (Must be purchased by Saturday, 10th February 2018)
General Admission Rate: $399
Student Rate: $199.50

Professional Community Members can use their code to get 20% off.


New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation NSW Branch
50 O’Dea Avenue
Waterloo NSW 2017


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