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