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Do you work in the health or community sector? Check out these conferences and other events.

8 Mar 2019
International Women’s Day is a focal point and call to action for women’s rights throughout the world.

2–10 Mar 2019
QUEENSLAND WOMEN'S WEEK — Events across Queensland
Queensland Women’s Week recognises and celebrates the achievements of Queensland’s women and girls. Everyone has a role to play in creating a Queensland community that respects women, embraces gender equality, and promotes and protects the rights, interests and well-being of women and girls. The week includes a statewide series of events and activities.
FOR FULL INFORMATION join the Office for Women’s mailing list, or visit: <https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/campaign/queensland-womens-week>.

24–27 Mar 2019
15th National Rural Health Conference — Hobart
The Conference will have a strong focus on the determinants of health, on the most successful health service delivery models, and on research that reveals solutions to improving the health of country people.
For FULL information visit: <http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/15nrhc/>.

May 2019
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month — Queensland

DFVP Month raises community awareness of domestic and family violence and sends a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated.
FOR INFORMATION and events visit: <www.qld.gov.au/community/>.

20–24 May 2019
The World Indigenous Housing Conference (WIHC) — Gold Coast
The WIHC will provide a platform for leaders in housing, health, education and related services to share experiences, explore opportunities and solutions, and work to improve access to adequate housing and related services for the world’s Indigenous peoples. Hosted by National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.
For full information visit: <https://www.2019wihc.com/>.

26 May 2019
National Sorry Day

Held each year to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations.
FOR INFORMATION: <www.reconciliation.org.au/>.

19–21 Jun 2019
Australasian Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference — Cairns

The Queensland Police Service is proud to host the Conference, which will offer anti-domestic violence learning and networking opportunities for police, health and well-being professionals, Elders, leaders and members, living and working within Indigenous communities.
FOR INFORMATION: <www.afvpconference.org/>.

7–14 Jul 2019
NAIDOC Week: Voice. Treaty. Truth.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
FOR INFORMATION: <www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/2019-theme>.

25–26 Jul 2019
Australian Winter School 2019 — Brisbane

‘Drugs: Pleasure, Medicine or Poison?’
Presented by the Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies in partnership with Lives Lived Well.
FOR INFORMATION: <www.winterschool.org.au/>.

1–2 Aug 2019
Unplanned Pregnancy and Abortion Conference — Brisbane

An opportunity for health and community professionals working in, or interested in, the fields of unplanned pregnancy, reproductive health and abortion provision, to advance their skills and expertise.
FOR INFORMATION: <www.childrenbychoice.org.au/search/conference-2019>.

27–30 Aug 2019
Mental Health Services (MHS) 29th Annual Conference — Brisbane
Organised by The MHS Learning Network Inc. The theme is ‘Building healthy communities: stories of resilience and hope’ and will explore the important role of resilience in building healthy communities across all facets of the sector.
FOR INFORMATION visit: <https://www.themhs.org/conference>.

9–10 Oct 2019
NATSIHWA 10 Year Anniversary Conference — Alice Springs

The theme of this conference is ‘A decade of footprints driving recognition’ and will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association.
FOR INFORMATION: <https://www.natsihwa.org.au/registration-now-open-natsihwas-10-year-anniversary-conference>.

7–9 Nov 2019
Challenging Inequality: Working together for a just society — Adelaide
Presented by the Australian Association of Social Workers. The conference will bring together members of the Australian and international health, advocacy and social services sectors to explore and discuss how we can collectively address pressing issues of inequality and sustainability.
FOR INFORMATION: <https://www.aasw2019conference.com.au/>.

9–11 Dec 2019
STOP Domestic Violence Conference — Gold Coast
With thousands of Australians at risk of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, it is crucial for the sector to come together as one and provide a unified voice for change.
FOR INFORMATION: <https://stopdomesticviolence.com.au/>.


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