More than 130 attendees gathered at Melbourne's Rendezvous Hotel to share learnings and discuss ideas, policy, and practices that put young people at the centre.
Keynote Speaker Matt Brown's story of trauma, resillience, hope and change resonated with our audience.
Matt Brown founded the anti-violence movement She Is Not Your Rehab almost by accident. A survivor of family violence and childhood sexual abuse himself, he originally started his domestic violence advocacy work by sharing his story with the men who frequented his busy barbershops. Alongside his wife Sarah Brown, Matt works to eradicate domestic violence by supporting those who perpetrate violence, to forgive, heal, and leave violence behind.
Sharing openly and honestly, Matt took our attendees on a journey from his childhood marred by his father's violence, right through to the present day, where he's turned his experiences into an opportunity to invite men to end generations of family violence.
Matt Brown, capturing the minds and hearts of our attendees, presenting on his life, work, and vision for the future.
Newly appointed Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Vicki Ward MP opened Elevating Children's Voices.
Her address set the tone for the day, a vision of our future free of domestic and family violence.