Digital technology to help thos at risk from domestic violence

April 7, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce, NSW Government and Microsoft held a collaborative workshop exploring the role of digital technology in supporting those at risk and experiencing domestic and family violence.

The workshop in action

The workshop aimed to explore how the community can further drive change by creating a DFV Innovation Accelerator.

The Minister for Customer Service and Digital GovernmenVictor Dominello, Brett Lightfoot, Director Industry Public Sector – State Director QLD/NT, Microsoft, Lilli Ben-Ami, Founder, Michel Sela Forum spoke at the event.

 The workshop gave the team a chance to work closely on innovation and creative new approaches with MateBystander Platform

MATE, a project of Griffith University, Queensland, is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and problematic behaviour.); Vulnerability Model; StandbyU  ( StandbyU Foundation is a charity that exists to connect people in need to those who care); QLD Data Sharing Project  (A platform to protect and empower those at risk of serious domestic and family violence with greater security and proactive support); Constellation Project ( Private Rentals Property Register for women and children impacted by domestic and family violence), for better outcomes for domestic violence sufferers across Australia.

This model once approved and tested in NSW could potentially be adopted nationally. 

This event was convened by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Microsoft Australia and the Embassy of Israel in Australia to prevent domestic violence using technology that was launched successfully in Israel by the Michal Sela Forum. 

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