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Disconnected and Insecure: The intersection between experiences of long COVID and intimate partner violence

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Join us on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 for the launch of our world first study examining the intersection between long-COVID and intimate partner violence.

Despite well-established evidence of the increased risk of intimate partner violence during the first two years of the pandemic, to date there has been no research globally that examines how victim-survivors’ experiences of long COVID will uniquely impact their safety and support needs. This research, which has been conducted in partnership with Safe+Equal, the Victorian peak body for specialist family violence services, seeks to address this critical gap in current knowledge.

  • Date: Tuesday 23rd January 2024
  • Time: 9am – 11am
  • Location: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, 3000

The event will open at 9am with informal networking and morning tea from 9am to 9:30am. Formalities will commence at 9:30am.

Ginger Gorman, award-winning social justice journalist, will MC this launch.

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Dr Jasmine McGowan will present key findings including policy and practice implications from the new research on the intersection between experiences of long-covid and intimate partner violence. 

The presentation of research findings will be followed by a panel discussion on women’s safety during and beyond the pandemic.

The panel will include:

  • Tricia Malowney OAM, disability advocate,
  • Dr Naomi Pfitzner, Lead Researcher, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Monash University
  • Tania Farha, Chief Executive Officer of Safe and Equal
  • Professor Catherine Bennett, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Epidemiology, Deakin University

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