2007 Violence Against Women Prevention Awards
A major event during 16 Days is the annual NSW Violence Against Women Prevention Awards. These Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals and organisations including journalists, media and businesses to the prevention of violence against women.
Twelve groups and individuals who have actively fought violence against women in the community received special awards on Friday 30 November at a ceremony attended the Minister for Community Services Kevin Green.
Local Domestic Violence Committees Grants
Find the list of Award recipients
Local Domestic Violence Committees in NSW may apply for a grant of $600 to assist them in their work of raising awareness and prevention of domestic violence.
VAW Strategy Achievements 2003-06
Applications closed on 2 November 2007.
Successful grants will be announced by the Minister of Community Services on Stop Domestic Violence Day, 7 December 2007.
Find out more
This recently released report marks an important milestone for the Strategy, celebrating 10 years of activity. It highlights the achievements gained and new ways forward in the prevention of violence against women.
Download the Achievements report here >>
Violence prevention diary for Aboriginal women
An inspirational diary ‘A little Black Book for Strong Black Women’ is a new resource designed to reduce sexual assault and domestic and family violence experienced by Aboriginal women and children in NSW. The perpetual diary is a project of the NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women and the Aboriginal, Chlld, Youth and Family Strategy.
The diary includes:
- legal and educational information around sexual assault and domestic violence
- appropriate agencies/service contacts that relate to safety and support
- empowering messages from women who have experienced and worked through sexual assault and domestic
and family violence
- visual representations of Aboriginal families, friends and community members
- Aboriginal women’s art and poetry
- inspirational words
- calendar, address and note pages.
Copies of the diary are available for distribution in NSW. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 9716 2061.
Safe Families Kit Update
This popular visual educational resource addressing domestic violence, sexual assault and the law for non-English speaking groups of women and men has been recently updated and expanded. It is available for free to assist service providers within NSW provide information about different forms domestic violence, what can be done about it and where to go for help. Training sessions in the Kit are also available.
Phone 02 9716 2061 or email email@example.com for more information.
Supporting someone who experiences Domestic Violence
This new resource has been developed by the Domestic Violence Line to assist family, friends and people who care about someone who is experiencing violence in their relationships. The brochure is available in English, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese Spanish and
Korean. Visit www.community.nsw.gov.au for more information.
Download this resource here
Sexual Assault Report available
The Sexual Assault Consultation report "Improving Service and Criminal Justice Responses to Victims of Sexual Assault" is now available.
The state-wide report surveyed adult victims of sexual assault and service providers in 2005 as part of the Criminal Justice Sexual Offences Taskforce.