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Our Story in Brief

Family and gendered violence have been widespread across the globe for centuries and remain one of the main causes of health and social harms. Our focus is to provide tools for more inclusive and intersectional systemic response to address and prevent the use of violence. The Institute of non-violence is a collaborator within this complex system and emerged as an augmenting model to support the creation of a safer and healthier society.

Hala Abdelnour

About the Founder

Founder of the Institute of non-violence, Hala Abdelnour is a highly qualified and experienced consultant and professional trainer, with specialist skills in family violence, intersectionality, and diversity and inclusion. Trained in Psychology and Social Work, and also holding an Advanced Diploma in Group Facilitation; Certificate IV in Dual Diagnosis; and Certificate IV in Training, Assessment and Education. She is a Vincent Fairfax Fellow; she has completed the Company Director’s Course; and she is the current Chair of Diaspora Action Australia. Hala has lived, worked and/or travelled in approximately 50 countries and speaks 6 languages