Speak Now: Forced Marriage Training

Anti Slavery Australia logoForced marriage is the most common form of modern slavery reported in Australia. People from CALD backgrounds are disproportionately affected. This training is being offered for FREE in Shepparton on Wednesday 7 June, 1-4pm. Pastoral workers and people from all faiths are encouraged to participate.

Join Anti-Slavery Australia in Shepparton for a free training on how to identify, prevent and respond to forced marriage.

Frontline workers will learn good practices informed by Anti-Slavery Australia’s research with frontline workers, young people and people with lived experience, as well as its 20 years of experience providing free legal services to people affected by modern slavery.

The training will be led by Prof. Jennifer Burn AM, the Director of Anti-Slavery Australia and the former Interim Anti-Slavery Commissioner for NSW.

There will be case studies, interactive activities and networking opportunities to build a stronger response to forced marriage and other forms of modern slavery in Victoria.

Key topics will include:

  • What forced marriage/modern slavery is, and how it can happen in Australia
  • Common signs and indicators of forced marriage
  • How to support people affected by forced marriage
  • Specialist referral pathways in Australia
  • Prevention within families and communities

Participants will be provided with:

  • Free copies of our Frontline Worker Guide on Forced Marriage and workbook
  • Free copies of our forced marriage posters, flyers and other resources for the community
  • Light refreshments

Places are limited so please register as soon as possible.

For any questions, please contact Anti-Slavery Australia at ASAresearch@uts.edu.au

Program Information

Program: ‘Speak Now’ Forced Marriage Training
Date: Wednesday 7 June
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Greater Shepparton Business Centre – 70 New Dookie Rd, Shepparton
Free registration: https://events.humanitix.com/speak-now-shepparton


Speak Now: Forced Marriage Training for Frontline Workers


This event is part of ‘Speak Now’, Anti-Slavery Australia’s national project to prevent forced marriage through education and awareness-raising with frontline workers, young people and communities. The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.




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