This webinar will discuss some of the most innovative institutional responses to violence against women and girls in Australia and Argentina.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, this webinar will discuss some of the most innovative institutional responses that are being developed in Australia and in Argentina.
Professor Kerry Carrington (QUT) is a Research Professor in the Centre for Justice Queensland University of Technology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia. She is leading an ARC Discovery Project with a multi-lingual research team, including partner investigator Professor Máximo Sozzo from the Facultad de Jurídicas y Sociales Universidad Nacional de Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina and QUT PhD student Maria Puyol to study how women-led victim centred police stations in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, emerged in the 1980s, and have proliferated since 2004, to respond to and prevent gender violence. The second stage of their research has investigated what Australia and other countries in the world can learn from these unique innovations to improve their own responses to the prevention of gender violence
Dr Chay Brown (ANU) researches the interactions between the criminal legal system and Aboriginal women experiencing violence, and will speak about a newly created specialist family violence court in Alice Springs (Northern Territory).
Associate Professor Miranda Forsyth (ANU) has expertise in both Australia and the Pacific, and will present on restorative justice and its use as a pathway to justice for survivors of sexual assault.
Hosted by the Embassy of Argentina, in collaboration with the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the ANU Gender Institute.