How are we creating change in Wagga?
In 2018 the Wagga Women’s Health Centre secured funding from the Department of Communities and Justice to roll out a project to reduce the incidence of domestic and family violence in Wagga Wagga, through primary prevention.
theDVproject:2650 is run by Wagga City Council and the Equity and Respect team was established. This is a three-year project running until June 2021.
Primary prevention strategies seek to prevent violence before it occurs.
The project is currently focused on three key areas:
- Organisational change – creating an equitable and respectful workplace within Wagga City Council.
- Sector engagement – collaborating with businesses, organisations, educational institutions and sporting clubs across Wagga.
- Community-wide campaigns – engaging with residents of all demographics.
The project aims to educate the community on the causes of violence against women and their children, promote gender equality and respect, and challenge rigid gender roles and stereotypes.
Recognising that violence against women is primarily driven by gender inequality and reinforced by a number of other factors.