When our eyes went off women and children – what was the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns?

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A 2020 QUT Centre for Justice report found that: '[domestic and family violence] perpetrators are weaponising COVID-19 lockdown conditions to enhance their coercive and controlling behaviours.'


For the domestic and family violence sector, lockdown periods have seen demand for support intensify and client needs become more complex.  

For the social service sector as a whole, lockdown periods mean that—given one in six women in paid employment have experienced or are experiencing domestic and family violence—some of our workers will lose their safe place: their work premises.  

This session looks at how both the domestic and family violence sector and the social service sector as a whole can better prepare for future COVID-19 lockdowns. 

It will consider the latest available research and data about the impacts of the lockdown on domestic and family violence and feature speakers from organisations who provide frontline domestic and family violence support.  

 Ask a question live, submit it to us via your event registration or email us at [email protected] by Wednesday, 9 June.  

Date: Monday, 14 June  

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm 

Location: Online via Zoom 

This event is part of our COVID-19 Learning Exchange, which asks, in the context of COVID-19, what does it take to create a strong and sustainable service sector to respond to the needs of our community?   

14 June 2021 - 12:00 pm through  1:00 pm