Dr Ree Boddé visited St John's with All Saints, Footscray and St Andrews, Corio (Karen Youth Service) in October to talk about one of the most important issues gripping our communities, state and our country 'violence against women.' To the 5o + South Sudanese families and the 40 + Karen young people she said, 'you can be the generation that ends violence against women in our time. You can be the generation that stands up and says that violence against women in any form, in any place, including the home, especially the home, is a violation of Jesus' deep respect for women; violence has no place in our communities. You can be the generation that shows violence against women is fully preventable.'
Dr Boddé also highlighted the #Think Prevent campaign, aimed at engaging young men and women in preventing violence against women. Find out how young people can be empowered to promote equal and respectful relationships here
Reminder of events coming up:
- Nov 22 - St Stephen's Anglican Church, Gardenvale, 10.am service - Dr Ree Boddé will speak to the congregation about their role in the prevention of gender violence and abuse. She says 'while no one can do everything, everyone can do something.'
- Nov 26 - St Stephen's Anglican Church, Gardenvale, 7.30 - 9.30 pm - Family Violence Forum
- We are working hard to make Violence Prevention Basic Training available but we need trained facilitators for 2016. If this sounds right for you, forward an expression of interest by completing our online Facilitator application form
- New Report: Anglican's take their message to Federal Government that prevention of gender violence is everyone's responsibility. Read the full report here
- New Video: Anglican Primate's message about community violence. View the video here
- Article: Girl hit by boy was told ' he must like her.' Read the full article here
- Blog: Vicar urges start the journey today - take the Active Bystander Pledge. Read the blog here
- Geelong DV services: resource complied by Jill Graeme, Anglican Parish of the Bellarine. Access this resource here
- To book Think Prevent for workshops, presentations or a consultation to look at how you might promote violence prevention in your community complete this online form by linking here
If you would like to show case the violence prevention work of your community email your information to email@example.com
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