DATE: Tuesday 8 March 2022
TIME: 12.45pm to 2pm

In January, VALS published a policy paper titled “Addressing Coercive Control Without Criminalisation: Avoiding Blunt Tools that Fail Victim-Survivors”.

On International Women’s Day, VALS is hosting this webinar to continue this important conversation.

In this webinar, there will be a short community legal education session to help people understand coercive control, a recorded message from Professor Chelsea Watego, a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman and Professor of Indigenous Health at QUT, and a panel discussion about how we can better respond to coercive control.

The Panel will be moderated by Nerita Waight, CEO of VALS. The panellists will be:

  • Nayuka Gorrie, Kurnai/Gunai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta writer.
  • Dr Amanda Porter, Yuin woman and Senior Fellow (Indigenous Programs) at Melbourne Law School.
  • Dr Crystal McKinnon, an Amangu Yamatji academic, researcher and community organiser.