Confronting family violence

Published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016

A woman dies each week as a result of family violence. One-in-four children experience family violence fear and distress. Join experts at a public forum at ACU's Melbourne Campus on 24 February to reflect on how the Church can be a strong voice for change.

The chair is Joce Bignold, CEO McAuley Community Services for Women, and presenters include Paul Linossier, CEO, Wesley Mission (former CEO, Our Watch), Donella Johnston, Director, National Office for the Participation of Women, Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Charlie King OAM, Board member, Our Watch; ABC presenter, Darwin, Sr Michelle Reid sgs, Manager, Good Samaritan Inn. The respondent is Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv.

This public forum is being held as part of the 2016 Catholic Social Services conference. Full details at


Confronting Family Violence: A challenge for the Church


Wednesday 24 February 2016 6pm to 8pm


Philippa Brazil Lecture Theatre
Daniel Mannix Building
Australian Catholic University,
17 Young St, Fitzroy
Enter via Brunswick Street

All enquiries:
Lucia Brick
(03) 9287 5566