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This International Women's Day, step up to the challenge for Biyani House - Revesby Women's Shelter! Sign up to 'March for their Future' and pledge to take 10,000 steps a day for the seven days leading up to IWD (which falls on 8 March). Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to support your efforts. Sign up here: bit.ly/MarchfortheirFuture

Shout out to our community 🧡 Parramatta Women's Shelter is opening a new shelter and needs your help. If you are in a position to contribute, kindly reach out via email at pbagnpg@cneenjbzraffurygre.bet.nh Thank you!

Bayside Women’s Shelter ‘Art By Women’ Art Show at Botany Town Hall is not to be missed! Taking place from March 8-11 in support of International Women’s Day., this exhibition will celebrate and recognise women and those who identify, as well as raise much needed funds for @Bayside Women's Shelter . All details below 🎨

Domestic and family violence (DFV) continues to be a serious, widespread and preventable issue that impacts many people in Australia. DFV isn't always physical and it can happen to anyone, at any time, no matter their age, gender or sexual orientation. 4.9% of the LGBTIQA+ community have experienced some form of domestic and family violence.

Big breath and here goes... last year, in my role with Women's Community Shelters our Walk The Talk Education Officer Julia Fleming and I partnered with Social Impact Hub to assess WTT, our pioneering Respectful Relationships and Consent program for young people. I designed Walk The Talk to help break the cycle of gender-based violence using a two-pronged approach. Firstly, by educating young people and their communities about domestic and family violence (DFV) and respectful relationships (phase one, the in-school education workshop), and secondly, by encouraging young people to provide practical support to their local community shelters through fundraising, volunteering and awareness raising (phase two, the service learning journey). Our goal is to help educate teenagers in a meaningful way that moves beyond theory and token gestures and into purposeful informed action, empowering them to be agents of change to create the world they would like to live in. What did our 2023 deep dive into WTT tell us about the social impact the program was having not just on teens, but on schools, shelters and communities? Over the next few days and weeks I will be sharing some of these 2023 findings. I am inspired by the fact our Walk The Talkers have added almost $150,000 of value to their communities through goods, donations and volunteering. But I am equally proud of the teens who have disclosed abuse to their teachers after our session. Of the young woman who got home from school after her day with us and convinced her mother to leave abuse, and seek shelter in our care. And of the Year 10 boys, like our case study Marko, who have become valued allies. May this program fill you with a sense of pride and possibility too. You may read more about WTT here: https://www.wcswalkthetalk.org.au/, or message me to email you a full copy of the impact report. Dannielle Miller OAM, Director of Education and Special Projects, WCS

Have you heard about the 'Nordic Paradox'? It's often misunderstood that achieving gender equality will help stop domestic and family violence. However, in reality, this may not always be the case. #dvawareness #nordicparadox *Slide titled 2 should read 'Why is it called the Nordic paradox?'

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