Women’s Health Grampians will be receiving a $44,058 funding boost under the Free from Violence Innovation Fund. This fund provided grants to 21 pilot projects across the state, for 12 months. These projects are designed to trial and test innovative approaches to the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women.
The funding will allow Women’s Health Grampians to continue to recruit, train and support women who have faced known barriers in dealing with issues related to gender inequality and other forms of discrimination. Often those with lived experience are in a better position to highlight and identify problems within the system.
These recruits will then be able to speak about these types of discriminatory practices and share their stories of how they managed to overcome those barriers with CoRE Alliance members, organisations in the region who are already committed to taking action to prevent violence against women.
A range of platforms will be used to share these stories, including organisational leadership briefings, training, Communities of Practice, media communications, social media platforms and video.
Women’s Health Grampians is an organisation with great experience in tackling some of these complex issues that impact the lives of many women across our region and beyond. These issues include the prevention of violence against women, access to sexual and reproductive health services, as well as addressing the barriers to gender equality.
Founded in 1991, Women’s Health Grampians have the knowledge and the experience in the area of family violence prevention and this funding boost will allow them to pass on that expertise to organisations and leaders in the community who can take action to create a safe equal and respectful society for everyone.
Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle said, “Women’s Health Grampians do fantastic work in our region, and I am glad to see them receive a funding boost so they can expand their services which so many rely upon.”