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ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
ANROWSConf2021
ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
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Dawn Bessarab

Founding and current Director - Family Violence Prevention Legal Service and ANROWS Board member (Independent Director)

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Dawn is an Aboriginal woman of Bard (West Kimberley) and Yjindjarbandi (Pilbara) descent. A highly regarded senior social worker and researcher, she is particularly interested in the application of Indigenous research methodologies, participatory action research and the translation of research into policy and practice. Having worked in child protection for the last 20 years, Dawn has extensive experience in the fields of family and domestic violence and drug and alcohol use. Dawn is a founding and current director on the board of the Family Violence Prevention Legal Service, and currently sits on the board of ANROWS as an independent director.

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Indigenous communities are strengthened