White Ribbon International Conference 2013


 Global to Local 

The theme, Global to Local: Preventing Men’s Violence against Women – Research, Policy and Practice in One Spacefocuses attention on what is a shattering issue in our society that results in devastating costs to individuals, our communities and the nation.

White Ribbon Australia is celebrating the 10th anniversary of driving the largest male-led national campaign to end violence against women.

In recognition of this milestone, White Ribbon Australia is proudly hosting its first international conference featuring key researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists, from both national and international settings, to showcase research, policies and programs that work to change men’s attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate violence.

The conference will:

  • Showcase national and international research, policies and programs working to change men’s attitudes and behaviours;
  • Highlight the importance of using new social policy initiatives and campaigns to prevent men’s violence against women;
  • Encourage dialogue between policy makers, government advisers, practitioners, academics and interested others on primary prevention strategies to eliminate violence against women.

The conference is relevant to: researchers, academics, policy makers, service providers, researchers, mental health, community health, social and community services, Aboriginal controlled services, migrant and refugee services, legal services, universities, disability services, allied health care, public health, educators, local councils, Local Health Districts, Medicare Locals, Government, non-government and private sectors, volunteers and students.

This conference will be held in the wonderful heart of Sydney on the edge of the stunning harbour and in close proximity to many of the city’s outstanding landmarks - the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge, Art Gallery NSW, The Rocks and Sydney’s vibrant retail precinct.

 Be a part of the change 

Your support and participation will contribute to this critical social change space. 

Be part of the critical dialogue between research, policy, primary and tertiary prevention; help build productive relationships with primary prevention; better position its place in social policy; and demonstrate our total commitment to social change. 

At the foreground of this conference will be an international focus that gathers global expertise to make meaningful change in specific local contexts. The conference will be a diverse international arena where delegates are encouraged to exchange conversations and strategies for action.