In line with the Government’s advice that non-essential gatherings of large groups should not take place and in consultation with our partners and funders, the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research has made the difficult decision to postpone the Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention 2020 Forum.  At this stage we do not have an alternative date for the 2020 forum, as this is a rapidly developing situation. We will keep delegates, speakers and friends of the Centre informed as we confirm our new plans. Until then, we are suspending new registrations.  If you have already registered, we will be in touch with you in the coming week.  While we are very disappointed, the decision to postpone is necessary for the protection of community and to help reduce transmission of the virus.  We are mindful, in particular, of the health needs and aspirations of people in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and those for whom travel may present additional health risks.

Once this period of caution and containment is over, we sincerely hope you can join us at our re-scheduled Forum. For more information on the virus and the steps that can be taken to minimise its impact, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.

The Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum (QIFVP) is an event dedicated to celebrating the work done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in preventing and responding to family violence. It is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers to come together and learn from, share with and inspire each other.

The QIFVP Forum highlights strategies and programs that could be used effectively by others, with discussions that relate to working with men, women and children who are either victims, or perpetrators, of domestic and family violence. The theme for the Forum 2020 is ‘Growing Stronger’,  it is being held on the 13 & 14 May 2020.

Dates:

Day 1: Wednesday 13 May 2020

Day 2: Thursday 14 May 2020

Venue:

Royal on the Park, Brisbane

To see presentations and photos from the QIFVP Forum 2019- Standing Strong click here 

Artwork by: Les Stewart

Logo meaning:

Starting from the bottom up: If you look at the bottom wave of dots – the white dots are smaller in size than those at the top.  The white is surrounded by yellow (giver of life) and the yellow is surrounded by the red dots (the blood shed through Domestic and family violence in communities).

The small white dots represent the small weakened spirits that have come through life (yellow) and is now shedding tears and blood (red) from violence in our families created by Domestic and family violence.

The Dancing Crane creates stronger blood that gives stronger life, and this creates stronger spirits. Like the bird and the design, everything becomes flowing and beautiful. It comes to a peak above with a strong flow – stronger dots over the beautiful bird showing strength. It connects all the strength and power with its wide spread wings of hope that we all have for our women, families and community.

It is also still painted on the background of darkness that can over take if we do not keep adding to the painting to block out the sad and harmful dangers that hide in the shadows.

To me this painting represents the first time I attended the Domestic Violence Conference and what it has become, since then. The bird represents the beauty of the Forum, it’s people and the attendees. The lines are the waves of change, getting stronger as we add to the discussions and services. Under the umbrella of services, we head in one direction together to bring strength and support to our communities that are now providing the safety our women, children and families deserve. Which then supports our communities to become as one and beautiful like we want.

Registration will open in Early 2020.

Registration fees:

Indigenous ticket:   $495.00 per person

Non-Indigenous ticket:   $550.00 per person

Payment – Invoices will be issued upon completing the registration process. Payment is to be made a minimum of 14 days prior to the event to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Centre on (07) 4940 3320 or email qcdfvronline@cqu.edu.au