ANROWS CEO Heather Nancarrow Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

June 9, 2015

2015 Australian STOP Domestic Violence Conference is pleased to announce Heather Nancarrow, CEO of Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) as a Keynote Speaker for the event being held at the Rex Hotel in Canberra 7 – 9 December.

Heather Nancarrow
Heather Nancarrow

Keynote Bio: Heather has worked for more than 30 years in various roles towards ending violence against women, including direct service provision, government policy, research and professional development. Heather was the foundation Director of the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research and held that position from 2003 to the end of February 2014.

Heather has held many leadership roles at the state and national level including Director of the Queensland Government’s Domestic Violence Policy Unit; Chair of Queensland’s ministerial advisory council on domestic and family violence; and Deputy Chair of the National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, which produced Time for Action, the blue-print for the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.   In May 2015, Heather was appointed Co-Deputy Chair of the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) Advisory Panel to Reduce Violence against Women. Heather has a MA (1st Class Honours) in Criminology and Criminal Justice and is nearing completion of a PhD on gender and race in legal responses to domestic and family violence.

Presentation Title: Connecting the Dots – A national approach to ending violence against women in Australia

Abstract:  In February 2011, the Council of Australian Governments’ National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 was released. It provides a holistic framework for national action, agreed by the governments of all 9 Australian jurisdictions, aimed at achieving a sustained reduction in violence against women and their children by 2022. The 12-year plan is being implemented through a series of four, three-year action plans. The first three-year action plan (2010-2013) established a strong foundation by implementing initiatives under four national priorities: 1) building primary prevention capacity; 2) enhancing service delivery; 3) strengthened justice responses; and 4) building the evidence base. The second three-year action plan was released in June 2014. This presentation considers the foundations put in place to support the implementation of the National Plan, major achievements to date and the challenges ahead.

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For more information on the 2015 Australian STOP Domestic Violence Conference, please visit the website here.