2023 Domestic and Family Violence Conference – Law School: Events 2023 Domestic and Family Violence Conference – Law School: Events

2023 Domestic and Family Violence Conference

Domestic and Family Violence Conference

This conference will be held on 9 November at The University of Sydney Law School

A one day conference of academic researchers and community professionals who are working to improve our understanding of and responses to Domestic and Family Violence. This conference has been initiated by the Sydney Institute of Criminology, and is additionally supported by the University of Sydney Law School; the School of Psychology, the Women at Sydney Network; Diversity and Inclusion; and Social Work and Policy Studies.

About the conference

Domestic and family violence is rife in Australia. Concerningly, 1 in 6 women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner, and one woman a week is killed (AIHW, 2018).

To address this complex issue, the Sydney Institute of Criminology is organising a one-day conference on domestic and family violence. This event will take place in person on Gadigal Land at The University of Sydney Camperdown Campus on Thursday, 9 November.

The conference will bring together a diverse group of people, including academics, professionals working in community organisations, and those with lived experience. It is hoped that we will be able to learn from one another’s knowledge and experiences to enhance our understanding of and responses to this urgent national issue. Our aim is to start a dialogue between community organisations and researchers that may lead to mutually beneficial research collaborations.

Call for abstracts

We encourage engaged researchers and those with community experience to submit abstracts. Speakers may present on a variety of topics including (but not limited to): challenges faced by domestic and family violence organisations/survivors, intersectional lived experience, evidence-based prevention and response; best-practice interviewing techniques, psychological treatment of victims and offenders, and legal and policy implications.

Call for abstracts: 1 September 2023

Deadline for abstract submissions: 2 October 2023

Conference registration closes: 20 October 2023

Conference: 9 November 2023

Submit abstract here.

The deadline for submissions is 2 October, 2023.

Registration will open in October. 


Sydney Law School, New Law Building Annexe – Level 1
The University of Sydney


Contact: If you have questions, please email: Associate Professor Helen Paterson: helen.paterson@sydney.edu.au

This conference is hosted by the University of Sydney Law School.

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Nov 09 2023


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