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People. Policy. Place. Seminar Series 2017 - Impact of women empowerment on attitudes towards domestic violence

People. Policy. Place. Seminar Series 2017 - Impact of women empowerment on attitudes towards domestic violence


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Presenter:  Ms Mehwish Ghulam Ali, RMIT University, Melbourne

Date: Mar 02, 2017

Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open to the Public - All Welcome

Abstract
In any household, couples compete for decision making power. Women may often come out as ‘losers’ with lower or no decision making power. Male partners may use violence as an unfair advantage to reduce the bargaining power of women by instilling fear in them, so that the women do not compete for decision making power.

Domestic violence is often an under reported phenomena, particularly in patriarchal societies where women are more likely to experience it. Domestic violence has both physical as well as psychological damages. It has been linked to poor health outcomes, post-traumatic stress, depression, self-esteem and self-image issues. Victims may often be led to feel they either deserve it or that the nature of its occurrence is trivial. Victims of domestic violence might even justify it based on reasons given to them by their abusers, leading them to accept the cycle of abuse for future generations. Policy makers often focus on empowering women to reduce their vulnerability in society. But what exactly is empowerment?

In 2015, the 5th goal of the Sustainable Development Goals highlights the need to ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.’ In its true sense, women empowerment means the ability of women to make choices for themselves. In patriarchal societies, the decision for education or labour force participation of women may be taken by men, hence higher levels of both do not necessarily guarantee higher levels of choice or empowerment for women. Unfortunately, these variables are often used to gauge the empowerment level of women and policy makers focus on these. While they are important, we feel they are woefully inadequate. This is portrayed by the fact that domestic violence exists in all socioeconomic groups, though with differing degrees. To bridge this gap, we construct a novel index using the Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys 2012-2013 which focuses primarily on the ability of women to make choices and use this as a measure of empowerment. We then use this index to explain the attitudes of women towards spousal violence. We estimate whether an increased degree of empowerment in women makes it less likely for them to accept domestic violence.

Mehwish Ghulam AliAbout
Mehwish Ghulam Ali is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working on issues of gender, domestic violence and household level decision making problems. Previously she has worked with the Central Bank of Pakistan (equivalent of the RBA in Australia) for the Centre for Survey Design in conducting the Consumer Confidence Surveys. Mehwish has recently presented her work at the University of Wollongong and Queensland University of Technology. She is currently a researcher at the RMIT University, Melbourne. She is also pursuing her PhD in Economics from RMIT. Her current research interests lie in intra household decision making and gender dynamics.

RSVP by Wednesday 01 March 2017 via Outlook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

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Northern Institute International Women’s Day Morning Tea 2017

Northern Institute International Women’s Day Morning Tea 2017


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Presenter:  Northern Institute

Date: Mar 08, 2017

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Mal Nairn Auditorium, Charles Darwin University (Casuarina campus)

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International Women's Day Northern Institute

You're invited to the Northern Institute's International Women's Day Morning Tea 2017

The theme for this year's International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange.

Special presentation by Andrea Lee, Red Cross and Sally Sievers, the NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Northern Territory.

Open to the public. Men are very welcome. Delegations of Senior School students are encouraged to attend.

A gold coin donation will support a worthy women's cause.

The history of the Northern Institute celebrating International Women's Day

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Art Forum: Public Installation as an alternative

Art Forum: Public Installation as an alternative


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Presenter:  Ian Hance

Date: Mar 09, 2017

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Contact person:  Mats Unden
T: 89467353
E: mats.unden@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Nan Giese Gallery, Orange 10

Public Installation as an alternative exhibition space. "Potlatching across Australia's Tropical North.

Ian Hance, CDU PhD candidate in painting, presents his paintings and current research in the Nan Giease Gallery. All welcome!

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Monthly Chinese Corner-Introduction to Chinese Movie

Monthly Chinese Corner-Introduction to Chinese Movie


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Presenter:  Ms Ruby Li, Chinese Lecturer of Confucius Institute at CDU

Date: Mar 10, 2017

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Contact person:  Joey Zhou
T: 89467677
E: joey.zhou@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Orange 2, Level 4, Room 4.24

Target audience:  Every one

Hello everyone! 大家好!

Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University and School of Creative Arts & Humanities invites you to join our monthly Chinese Corner on Friday 10 March 2017.

The Chinese Corner provides an opportunity to practice Chinese with native speakers, meet new friends and discover more about Chinese culture. Each event is focused around a theme relating to Chinese culture or traditional festivals and how they are celebrated today.

Theme this month: Introduction to Chinese Movie
Date: 10 March 2017, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Location: Confucius Institute meeting room, Room 4.24, Level 4, Orange 2, Casuarina Campus
Presenter: Ms Ruby Li, Chinese Lecturer of the Confucius Institute

You are welcome to bring your family and friends with you.

With thanks and regards

Confucius Institute at CDU

 
 
 
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Filial Therapy and Therapeutic Parenting Workshop

Filial Therapy and Therapeutic Parenting Workshop


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Presenter:  Rochelle Ritz (University of North Texas)

Date: Mar 14, 2017 to Mar 16, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Contact person:  Jo Wicks
T: 89466273
E: jo.wicks@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus

Target audience:  Open to public.

This workshop will teach participants how to actively engage parents/carers as partners in play in the therapeutic process.

The workshop focuses on Bratton and Landreth’s (2006) evidence-based Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Learning CPRT will allow students to teach parents/carers filial play therapy, a form of play therapy in which parents learn to be therapeutic agents with their children.

Literature regarding brain development and healthy relationships between caretakers and children will also be explored. Suitable for those interested in learning more about how to work with children and families from a play therapy perspective.

Cost: $500 | $1,200 group of 3.

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People. Policy. Place. Seminar - Language Engineering in the Field

People. Policy. Place. Seminar - Language Engineering in the Field


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Presenter:  Professor Steven Bird, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne & Adjunct, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University

Date: Mar 17, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - ALL WELCOME – PLEASE SHARE

Abstract: What is the best that computer science can do for the world's endangered languages and the people who speak them? This question has guided my research and that of my students and colleagues over the last 25 years. It has led to innovations in the documentation, description, and revitalisation of endangered languages, and new ways to learn unwritten languages with the aid of social mobile technologies. I will explain this research program, highlighting the challenges for computer science and linguistics. Then I will present my recent and planned work in designing technologies to help keep Australian Indigenous languages strong, focussing on the Bininj Kunwok community of West Arnhem.

steven-birdAbout Professor Steven Bird: Professor Steven’s research concerns language technologies, and the challenge of preserving and sustaining the world's linguistic diversity. His career began with a BSc and MSc in computer science at Melbourne University, followed by a PhD in computational linguistics from Edinburgh University. Steven has had appointments at the Universities of Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, and Melbourne and he has conducted fieldwork in Australia, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, and Brazil. He co-leads the Aikuma Project, designing scalable methods for strengthening the world's Treasure Languages, and OLAC, the Open Language Archives Community, hosting content and services for the world's language archives including the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages at Charles Darwin University. In the coming months Steven will be based at Warddeken Academy in West Arnhem, to teach and to develop language technologies and to increase his proficiency in Kunwinjku. Read Professor Steven’s full profile HERE

RSVP by 16 March 2017 via thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

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