Domestic violence in faith based multicultural communities: Providing a platform for critical discussion

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The Centre for Islamic Thought & Education, University of South Australia invites you to the Domestic Violence in Faith Based Multicultural Communities Symposium 2017.
The first one-day domestic violence symposium explores an array of issues surrounding domestic violence in faith-based multicultural communities in the Australian context, and responses to address the needs of these communities. It provides a platform for discussion where domestic violence experts, practitioners, service providers, policy makers, faith-based leaders, community leaders and researchers can openly discuss how the needs of faith communities can be addressed and what role faith plays on domestic violence in these communities.

Keynote speaker

Dr Nada Ibrahim is a keynote speaker and the coordinator of this event. She is a Senior Research Fellow at CITE with expertise in Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) in the Australian Muslim community and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities. Her research interests include identifying risk-factors associated with DFV perpetration and victimisation. Muslim DFV victims' experiences with the Australian criminal justice system, developing a gender relations framework based on the Qur'an, fostering healthy family relationships, community development, Islamic psychology, mental health, Islamic family law, disadvantaged Muslim women's issues, and broader Islamic issues. She is currently in the process of establishing some strength-based community-related projects that address psychological/social/religious needs of victims, abusers, children, men and women to build healthy family relationships whilst empowering the Muslim community. Part of this process also involves equipping Imams/leaders, wider community, service providers, police and the justice system with culturally appropriate training that would better facilitate a community coordinated response to domestic and family violence.


$150 (Students $100)
Fees include attendance at all sessions, morning and afternoon tea. A 20% discount applies to 3+ registrations from the one organisation in the one registration.

Key dates

  • 14 September 2017 -  deadline for abstracts submission. Early submissions are welcome.
  • 23 September 2017 -  responses to abstracts
  • 23 October 2017     -  Symposium in UNISA

To register click here.

Bradley Forum, City West Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide SA
Start Date: 
Monday, 23rd October 2017
End Date: 
Monday, 23rd October 2017