What About Sexual Violence? Where to from here?

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The inaugural National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence (NASASV) conference, marking 30 years of responding to sexual violence.

This conference examines the state of services, policy and research into sexual violence in Australia. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Michael O’Connell, Victim’s Rights Commissioner, South Australia
  • Justice Jennifer Coate, Commissioner, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University, Victoria
  • Dr Hannah McGlade, Senior Indigenous Research Fellow, Curtin University, Western Australia
  • Dr Michael Flood, Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland
  • Maree Crabbe, Co-ordinator, Reality Risk: Pornography, Young People and Sexuality, Victoria
  • Dr Helena De Anstiss, Social Work, University of South Australia

with more keynote and invited speakers to be announced soon! Follow conference updates on Twitter via @GeVARA_RMIT and #NASASV2017

The conference features a wide range of presentations from across the service sector, policy, law reform, and research addressing themes including:

  • Sexual assault on university campuses
  • Child sexual assault within institutions
  • Child sexual assault within the family
  • Intimate partner sexual violence
  • Sexual assault with family violence system responses
  • Sexual assault using social media and technology
  • Stalking and sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault within the defence forces/and war
  • Sexual assault perpetrated against those with a disability
  • Sexual assault experienced by Aboriginal communities
  • Sexual assault experienced by CALD and refugee communities


RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building
Start Date: 
Wednesday, 15th November 2017
End Date: 
Thursday, 16th November 2017