Post Event - Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities

23rd October 2017 Watershed Moment: Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium highlights

Dr Nada Ibrahim

What a success! Over 100 participants enjoyed the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium hosted by the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, University of South Australia.

It was our vision for this event to provide an exploratory platform for speakers across Australia, with skills and expertise in faith and domestic violence to inform, educate and provide a networking symposium for our participants in a comfortable space.

Our positive feedback includes the diversity in speakers and discussions, networking, exploration of the challenges and strengths in DV and faith/cultural perspectives and paradigms. Participants have also commented about the prominent level of quality of the day and the safe space created for discussions.

The symposium achieved establishing the start of a national network of faith leaders and advocates, service providers, settlement and migrant services, policy makers and correctional and justice services.  The story was covered by ABC:

Faith-based approach to tackling domestic violence recommended at Adelaide symposium.

The symposium produced a number of outcomes that can be viewed here.

Call for abstracts for book proposal

As part of the outcomes from the symposium, we would like to extend the invitation to other authors who wish to submit an abstract (250 words) with their title to be included in an edited book on Domestic Violence in Faith/spiritual based Multicultural Communities in Australia. The closing date for abstract considerations is the 31st January 2018. Abstracts should be emailed to nada.ibrahim@unisa.edu.au.

Welcome Session and Keynote Address

To view the Welcome session that includes opening remarks by the Honourable Zoe Bettison, Minister for the Status of Women; the Honourable Jing Lee, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs, Trade and Investment and Small Business; the Honourable Stephen Wade, Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing; and Professor Stephen Dobson, Dean and Head, School of Education, University of South Australia.

It also includes the keynote address on Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities: From Research to Response by Dr Nada Ibrahim, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, University of South Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenary Powerpoint Presentations

Kotwal, Sunila. (2017, October). Utilising Hinduism constructs to Propel Communities to Prevent Violence Against Women. Paper presented at the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium, Adelaide, South Australia view PDF here

Kaur, Jatinder. (2017, October). Challenges Faced in Preventing Violence against Sikh Women: Contradiction between Patriarchal Indian Culture vs Gender Equality within Sikh Faith. Paper presented at the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium, Adelaide, South Australia view PDF here

Holmes, Scott. (2017, October). Promoting Equality: How Faith Communities Can Change the Story on Violence Against Women. Paper presented at the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium, Adelaide, South Australia view PDF here

Blackwell, Genieve. (2017, October). Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Preventing Violence Against Women Project. Paper presented at the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium, Adelaide, South Australia view PDF here

Azam, Nina Trad. (2017, October). Self-Actualize Australia to stop Family and Domestic Violence. Paper presented at the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium, Adelaide, South Australia view PDF here

Kraner, M. & Kidgell, M. (2017, October). Family Violence: Beyond Cultural Competence – Exploring the religious and cultural traditions of the Jewish Community. Paper presented at the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium, Adelaide, South Australia view PDF here

Krayem, Ghena & Daqiq, Tamana. (2017, October). Responses to Domestic Violence in Islamic Community Processes of Divorce in Australia. Paper presented at the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium, Adelaide, South Australia view PDF here

 

 


 

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