On 25th November the Domestic Violence Prevention Council hosted a seminar called Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence. It was held on White Ribbon Day when events are held across Australia to raise awareness of and educate about men’s violence against women, and to raise funds for the prevention work that White Ribbon does. They do great work in continuing to focus attention on men’s violence against women, and DVPC invited people to show their support for White Ribbon Day by attending the seminar.
The seminar was aimed at raising awareness of the many issues that shape, support and constrain people working with men who have been using violence with women, or who are at risk of using violence. Each panellist’s experience and perspective provided information and insight about the different contexts in which perpetrators find themselves, and explored the impact of those contexts on prospects for safety and healing for women and families, long term behaviour change for the men, and for better and quality of life outcomes – for the survivors of violence, and for the perpetrators.