Violence against women
1 in 3 women experience violence at some stage in their life and these figures have not improved over many years. Some women come to our centre for immediate assistance and we try to assist but we are not a crisis service and we will try to refer appropriately if we can.
Our role involves:
- short term counselling;
- programs which assist women to gain confidence, assertiveness and independence;
- information sessions about financial matters towards independence;
- awareness sessions on the structural causes of inequity in society; and
- information and referral to other services.
We also partner with other specialist services or collaborate on advocacy programs to improve policy and services around violence against women.