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Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse

Event Details
Date: Thursday 5th November 2020
Time: 4.00-6.00pm AWST
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 2


Early Bird until 26 Oct
AASW members $30.00
Non-members $38.00
AASW Student $15.00
Non Member Student $20.00
Standard from 27 Oct
AASW Members $36.00
Non-members $45.00
AASW Student $15.00
Non Member Student $20.00

Ensure you are logged into the AASW website to apply the members price.

Organiser: AASW WA Branch

Robyn Hoffmann
Branch Service Coordinator

AASW WA Branch
Work days: Mon-Thurs

03 9320 1000
Then ask for the WA Branch



The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse

This will be held via an Zoom meeting platform. Log on details will be emailed the day prior or day of/to the meeting - please ensure you register to receive the details.

This seminar will provide you with relevant information on forced marriage and dowry abuse, with all the latest figures and emerging information. The seminar will further provide participants information on how to detect and screen for forced marriage, as well as signs and ways on how the practice impacts young girls and women worldwide.

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of diversity in WA
  • The intersection of forced marriage and family violence
  • Statistics and facts on the practice
  • Ways to detect it
  • Tips on screening
  • Working with interpreters

Presenter: Doctor Carol Kaplanian

Carol has completed a PhD on ‘Honour-based Violence in Jordan’ and has a Bachelor’s Degree in social work and social policy, plus a Masters in social work. She specialises in clinical counselling and working with victims of torture and trauma, the latter of which involved spending an extensive amount of time working in Jordanian refugee camps offering counselling and education to refugees.

Today, she is the State Coordinator for Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation program (training and education) at the Women and Newborn Health Service. She is also responsible for developing training on Family and Domestic Violence (CaLD communities). She has also worked at ISHAR as a therapist in a clinical setting providing therapy to refugees and migrants, mostly around domestic violence, and teaches counselling at the University of Notre Dame. She is currently also working at the Sexual Assault Resource Centre.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers