The National Summit on Women’s Safety will be delivered virtually due to the current escalating COVID-19 situation and restrictions throughout Canberra and New South Wales.

The Summit was originally scheduled to be held at Parliament House in July but has been pushed back to September 6th and 7th. With the summit now being held as a virtual event.

The National Summit on Women’s Safety is an important step towards developing the next National Plan to end violence against women and children. The next National Plan will build on the existing National Plan in a way that addresses evolving issues and commits to ending violence against women and children.

The National Summit on Women’s Safety will bring together a range of experts, advocates, service providers, and people with lived experience of violence. It will cover issues such as economic security and financial independence, perpetrator interventions, and responding to sexual violence.

Minister Marise Payne, the Minister for Women, has said that all Australians will be able to watch the summit’s key sessions through the virtual event live stream.

The National Summit on Women’s Safety will be opened with a Welcome To Country given by Ngunnawal Elder, Aunty Violet Sheridan, followed by Speakers and panellists including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, Australian of the Year Grace Tame, eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Invited delegates will participate via the webcastcloud Virtual Event Platform for 2 days of Round Tables followed by the live broadcasts on the 6th and 7th September.

The Summit will be live-streamed and available for everyone to watch from 10 am Monday 6th September.

We look forward to your participation in this important national discussion.

The public live stream is available to watch from here: