For the 4th Annual CAWA WA International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) event in May this year attendees gave feedback that they would love to see similar events around different themes.
During this workshop we polled attendees to ask what the top issues they would love to see LGBTIQ+ webinars about were and 22% said LGBTIQ+ Family And Domestic Violence (FDV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
This forum is for LGBTIQ+ peer groups and individuals across Western Australia to understand LGBTIQ+ FDV and IPV and to how they can better support and refer LGBTIQ+ people in their communities experiencing FDV and IPV.???????
We will look at what is working well in your community/region and how we can join together to create awareness about this issue within the LGBTIQ+ community and within mainstream service providers.
Discussion will cover:
- How FDV and IPV presents in LGBTIQ+ communities
- Specific contributors to LGBTIQ+ FDV and IPV
- Unique challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ people experiencing FDV and IPV
- Understanding Mental Health Impacts of LGBTIQ+ people experiencing FDV and IPV
???- Referring to and working with LGBTIQ+ groups and mainstream services to provide access to supports
Please share amongst your networks!