Two groups given $1000 each to prevent domestic violence
DOMESTIC violence is a major problem in our community but new funding should have local organisations to respond to the problem.
Lismore Domestic Violence Committee and Kyogle District Domestic Violence Committee have both received $1000 funding towards projects in the local community.
The money will be used to raise awareness, engage local organisations, including men's-based groups and schools in behaviour change and increase community awareness of domestic and family violence services and assistance available.
Lismore's project is the Dirty Laundry Project, it works with men, women and children to write messages on t-shirts about the impact of domestic and family violence.
These T-shirts then get displayed in shopfront windows around the CBD offering the opportunity for conversations.
Kyogle's is Aboriginal Communities To Take The Pledge.
The pledge will be open to all members of Aboriginal Communities in the Kyogle LGA encouraging community members to take a stand against violence against women, and not to remain silent when witnessing any form of abuse.