Saying no to violence against women

Join us for a special online event with Paul Zappa on fostering respect and celebrating healthier expressions of masculinity.

Paul is general manager of The Men’s Project at Jesuit Social Services. He has extensive experience in supporting communities to promote compassion and respect to prevent violence. Paul is also the co-founder of Club Respect.

Book your spot and join us from 10 am on Wednesday 25 November.

This event marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. The 16 days run from Wednesday, 25 November to Thursday, 10 December.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available.

Family violence can include:

  • physical injury
  • direct or indirect threats
  • sexual assault
  • emotional and psychological torment
  • economic control
  • damage to property
  • social isolation.

There are many organisations in Merri-bek you can go to for help if you are experiencing violence. There are things we can do if we see or know of violence happening in our families or friendship groups. These organisations can also help you to support someone you are worried about.

Family violence is against the law. Stress and hardship are never an excuse.