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  • Aileen Mountifield, Founder of the Lisa Harnum Foundation receives the Elsie Award.

    To celebrate 50 years of Women's refuges in Australia, women were honoured who have kept the refuge movement alive. These unsung heroes have kept refuges running, often with limited (or even no) funds have saved the lives of thousands of women and children.


    The Elsie Awards has been given out to 50 recipients, one for each year since the founding of Elsie's Women's Refuge in 1974, to women nominated by our community.


    For more information on The Elsie Awards: https://www.elsieconference.com.au


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    Event: International Women's Day 2024

    ɪɴꜱᴘɪʀᴇ ɪɴᴄʟᴜꜱɪᴏɴ: ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ'ꜱ ᴅᴀʏ 2024 ᴄᴇʟᴇʙʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ

    Join us on March 15th at Parramatta Square for an empowering International Women's Day event hosted by Parramatta Mission and The Lisa Harnum Foundation.

    This year, under the theme #InspireInclusion, we invite you to be part of a movement that envisions and advocates for a world where women from all walks of life are valued, included, and empowered.

    Be part of an inspiring journey as we kick off the event with a warm welcome and an overview of the #InspireInclusion campaign. Connect with like-minded individuals, professionals, and community members who share a commitment to fostering inclusion and empowerment.

    We are honoured to have Joanne Yates, Chair of the Centre for Women’s Economic Safety , as our keynote speaker. With a distinguished career in public policy advocacy and government relations, Joanne brings valuable insights into navigating complex issues, especially in areas like policing, family and domestic violence. Discover how her passion for meaningful change is driving social justice and human rights outcomes for our community's most vulnerable.

    Special thank you to our Sponsor:
    Hammond Nguyen Turnbull
    and our supporting event partners:
    City of Parramatta
    Parramatta Chamber of Commerce

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    Event: Coercive Control Forum

    Join us on February 28, 2023, as we kick off the first Regional Coercive Control Forum of 2024! Hosted by Blue Sky Domestic and Family Violence Services, The Upstream Educator, and The Lisa Harnum Foundation, this event will be graced by the esteemed Mayor of Hastings Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Peta Pinson.


    Dive deep into the new era of justice with the enactment of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Act 2022 and the groundbreaking changes in the Personal and Domestic Violence Act 2007. Our frontline presenters will unravel the legislation, providing profound insights through lived experiences, case studies, and engaging workshops on Tech Coercion. Discover the ripple effects on the Family Law Amendment Act 2023.


    For ticket registration visit their website.


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  • Careers | Internship

    The Lisa Harnum Foundation is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to supporting victims of domestic violence and raising awareness about this critical issue.


    The Career Opportunities section of the organisation's website provides information on available job positions, volunteer opportunities, and internships. Job positions may include roles such as social workers, psychologists, counselors, advocates, fundraisers, and administrative staff. These positions require various qualifications and experience levels, and the foundation is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment.


    Volunteer opportunities are also available for individuals who want to contribute their time and skills to support the foundation's mission. Volunteers may assist with community outreach programs, events, fundraising, and administrative tasks.


    Internships are offered to students who are interested in gaining experience in the nonprofit sector and domestic violence prevention. Interns may work with various departments, such as research, marketing, communications, or social services, depending on their area of study and interest.


    Overall, the Career Opportunities section of the Lisa Harnum Foundation's website provides a comprehensive overview of the available roles within the organisation and how individuals can get involved in supporting their important mission.