July and August were big months for LGBTI issues in the family violence sector.
Daniel Witthaus, Founder and CEO of the National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education (NICHE), attended the Royal Commission into Family Violence’s LGBTI Consultation session. He joined people from the same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse communities to talk about how family violence and the LGBTI communities intersect.
In addition, as part of his work with No To Violence and the Men’s Referral Service, Daniel co-presented a forum with a transgender advocate with vast experience in male family violence prevention and a Masters student to look at the barriers to LGBTI people accessing the traditional men’s behaviour change program sector. Around 40 people from across the integrated family violence service system gathered to start thinking about how Victoria might progress this vital conversation.