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Cross-Cultural Mediation & Forced Marriage with Farwha Nielsen

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Australian Red Cross

23-47 Villiers Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

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In this special event, the Victorian Forced Marriage Network will host Farwha Nielsen, Danish cross-cultural mediation specialist. Members and non-members of the network are welcome to attend.

Farwha will share her insights in developing and implementing a unique model of mediation targeted at assisting families to communicate openly and safely in complex situations; including forced marriage. The approach as it has been implemented across Scandinavia has seen positive results in maintaining family relationships and preventing forced marriages from occurring.

Agenda:

2:00pm - Welcome & introductions

2:10pm - Setting the scene

2:20pm - Presentation by Farwha Nielsen

3:20pm - Discussion and questions

4:00pm - Networking and afternoon tea

Please register by 11 February 2019. RSVP is essential via Eventbrite for room and catering purposes.




Farwha Nielsen is the founder of Cross-Cultural Family Counseling and Conflict Mediation and author of the method: ‘Intercultural dialogue and conflict mediation’. In her professional life, Farwha has sought an in-depth understanding of complex societal and family dynamics; with the goal of developing relational processes for use in concrete and practical contexts.


For the last 20 years, Farwha has worked systematically with family conflicts and honour-related issues, such as forced marriage. She regularly collaborates with governmental organisations, NGOs, municipalities, educational institutions, shelters and police districts. In addition to working with child and care issues in families with minority backgrounds, her work includes counselling and conflict mediation in cases where there is violence and threats to women, especially young women. In municipal and state, Farwha has prepared security plans and conflict investigations.


Farwha has carried out intercultural family work in connection with prevention and management of honour-related care issues (including forced marriage). Farwha has solid knowledge of the various challenges that public institutions experience in relation to issues that concern families with minority backgrounds. Farwha was nominated for a Sydney Peace Prize in 2017 for her sustainable, peace-creating work with traumatised refugee families.

For more information about Farwha’s work visit: https://ewc.dk/ [Hint: translate the page into English using google chrome]

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