Australia Brazil exchange on preventing family violence

The Australian Embassy in Brazil is funding an exchange of family violence experts. The first phase of the project, taking place in June 2019, involves five leading gender and family violence prevention scholars traveling to Brazil to engage in a program of visits to family violence and criminal justice agencies.The Australian experts will also partake in a series of academic and public forums and presentations with Brazilian experts.

The second phase of the exchange will involve more than a dozen Brazilian expert practitioners and academics traveling to Australia to engage in a similar program of activities. One of the Victorian Andrews government’s defining policy contributions and investments ($2.7 b) has been towards ending family violence.

In the wake of the landmark Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (2016), Australia is a world leader in preventing family violence. Australia’s reputation as a world leader in family violence policy is reflected in the Centre’s international reputation. The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre’s involvement in implementing the reforms recommended by the Royal Commission is being looked to internationally with the Centre as a key partner and participant in the exchange.

Australian experts attending Brazilian exchange

The five leading gender and family violence prevention scholars traveling to Brazil in June include:

Dr Lisa Harris (RMIT)

Dr Heather Nancorrow (CEO, ANROWS)

Professor Kerry Carrington (QUT)

Professor Jude McCulloch (Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre)

Dr Jasmine McGowan (Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre)