Northern Territory Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield
Investing In Programs To Prevent Domestic Family And Sexual Violence
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield today announced the 6 successful organisations that have been funded through the first round of the Safe, Respected, and Free from Violence Prevention Fund.
“Domestic, family, and sexual violence has a devastating impact on families and our community. Evidence shows us that this serious and life threatening problem is preventable.” Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield said.
“Northern Territory Government is putting victims first and investing in key areas that will create generational change. That is why a key strategy for us in tackling this issue is through investment in prevention programs.”
Violence Prevention Fund supports local projects, including pilot programs, which employ good practice, evidence-based prevention and early intervention strategies to break the generational cycle of domestic, family, and sexual violence. The funding pool is $300,000 per year ongoing.
“Mums Can, Dads Can Project explore a primary prevention approach to addressing the gender inequity at the heart of domestic, family and sexual violence in Central Australian Aboriginal communities.” Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Organisation Program Manager Maree Corbo said.
Successful prevention programs will be carried out across the Territory with projects in Darwin, Palmerston, Lajamanu, Galiwin’ku, Alice Springs and Central Australia, Tennant Creek and the Barkly.
6 successful recipients are:
- Alice Springs Women’s Shelter for program ‘Talking Pictures, Talking Respect’
- North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency for program ‘Kunga’s Stopping Violence on Social Media’
- Danila Dilba Health Service for program ‘Healthy Relationship Resources for Young People’
- Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Organisation for program ‘Mums Can, Dads Can Project’
- World Vision Australia for program ‘Channels of Hope for Gender – Lajamanu’
- Miwatj Health Aboriginal Organisation for program ‘Let’s Talk About It: Consent and Respectful Relationships’
“Everyone regardless of their sex, religion, race, nationality, language, living arrangements or relationships, has the right to live free from the fear of violence and be safe.” North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency CEO Priscilla Atkins said.
Prevention Fund is part of the Northern Territory Government’s Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028. Applications for the next round of funding will open in late 2018.