- Event Date: 12/12/2019
- Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
- Location: Box Hill Pavilion - 1155 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, VIC, 3128
- Contact Name: Georgina Nix, Health Promotion Officer Women’s Health East
- Contact Email: [email protected]
- Contact Phone: 98513700
- Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/voices-for-equality-and-respect-summit-tickets-79657783575
About this Event
Join us for discussions around the ways heteronormative societal attitudes and practices impact on LGBTIQ young people’s relationships with intimate partners and family of origin, and to hear from advocates, activists and project participants.
Guest speakers include:
Using her platform as a star Carlton footy player Darcy has a history of standing up, speaking out and challenging demeaning and sexist remarks against women and girls. She is a champion of LGBTIQ inclusiveness and through her stellar performance on the field she increases the visibility of culturally and gender diverse leaders.
DR Philomena Horsley
Hon. Senior Research Fellow for the Gender and Women’s Health Unit at the University of Melbourne, Philomena is a medical anthropologist with broad expertise in women’s health, LGBTIQ health, sexuality and sexual health. Philomena is the lead researcher for the Voices for Equality and Respect project.
The Voices for Equality and Respect project aims to expand our understanding of family violence beyond leading heteronormative frameworks and narratives. Evidence suggests intimate partner violence is as prevalent in LGBTIQ communities as it is in the general population. However there are significant gaps in our understanding of what drives family violence in the LGBTIQ context has major implications for prevention efforts.
Women’s Health East’s Voices for Equality and Respect project addresses this by elevating the voices of young queer people and exploring their distinct understanding of equal and respectful relationships.