The 3rd STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia will be held at Rydges Melbourne, 4-5 December 2017 and we are presenting data from the Loving You, Loving Me: Companion Animals and Domestic Violence research project there.

Heather Fraser, Associate Professor in Social Work at Flinders University and others will be presenting “Loving Me, Loving You: An Intersectional Feminist Approach to Women and Companion Animals Surviving Domestic violence.”

In this paper we discuss the 2017 project called, Loving you, Loving me: domestic violence and companion animals, which involved an interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration between Flinders University researchers (Fraser from Social Work and Taylor from Sociology), Northern Domestic Violence Service (NDVS) Manager (Felus) and Children’s Advocate (Milich), and Relationships Australia (North) Aboriginal Family Advisor (Graham). The presentation fits two conference foci: ‘lived experience’ and ‘collaborating and supporting diversity and intersectionality’.