Sector Updates

Hi everyone,

As we wrap up the year, we just wanted to send you all our best wishes for the end of 2021. It's been an intense year, and we're grateful for you all, our fellow Networkers.

Our final QFVSN event for the year, the Queer Family Violence Sector Network Mixer, was a great success! It was wonderful to see you all, either in person or online, and fingers crossed there might be some more face-to-face opportunities headed our way next year.

We've included some resources and a bit of news below. Our team finishes up today for 2021, and we will be back at the end of January 2022. We'll have more for you then!

Wishing you all a restful and restorative festive period.
Warm regards,

Amelia, Shamini, Ash and Matt

Queer Family Violence Sector Network

QFVSN Meetings

QFVSN Meeting 1 2022

When: Thursday 10 March 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Where: Zoom

Please save the date for our first QFVSN Meeting in 2022.
Save the Date for QFVSN Meeting 1

2022 Rainbow Tick (HOW2) Training Dates Released

The How2 Program is kicking off again in March 2022.

If your organisation is interested in participating, you can download the Program Flyer below.
Download the How2 Flyer Here


Have you taken the Pride in Pandemic survey yet?

If you tick yes to the following, then La Trobe University and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia would love to hear from you:
✔️ Identifies as LGBTIQ+
✔️ Aged 18+
✔️ Living in Australia during the pandemic

This anonymous survey explores your experiences of social connection, wellbeing and access to healthcare and supports through the pandemic. These findings will be of great value for those working to protect and support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ communities in times of crisis.
Participate here


#StrongSafeFabulous Posters

#StrongSafeFabulous was developed by Prosper (Project Australia) in partnership with Rainbow Families NSW as an initiative to support the prevention of domestic & family violence, and child abuse in LGBTIQA+ families. We believe that all families have a right to live a life free from violence and that the whole community can take action to change the attitudes and social norms that lead to violence. #StrongSafeFabulous is informed by Our Watch’s Change the Story, the Australian national prevention of violence against women framework, and Rainbow Health Victoria’s Pride In Prevention.

Visit the page link below to access posters and resources to support LGBTIQA+ people experiencing family violence.
Download the Resources here

Navigating Intersectionality Report

The Australian GLBTIQ+ Multicultural Council (AGMC) has conducted research on racism and other forms of discrimination (ROFD) faced by MCMF LGBTIQ+ communities.

The Navigating Intersectionality Report includes important data from multicultural, multifaith LGBTIQA+ Victorians regarding their interactions with the Family Violence sector, including Victoria Police.
Download the Report here

New to the Network? Here's a bit of a starter pack for you:
The Queer Family Violence Sector Network acknowledge that we work on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation and pay our respect to elders past, present and future.

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