Get equipped, inspired and connected to take action to prevent violence against women in your parish or organisation.
Because stopping violence and abuse before it starts is everyone's business.
Please note: The forum will now take place ONLINE, not at Camberwell Girls' Grammar School.
As Christians, we believe all people are created in the image of God. All are of equal value, all are equally loved and all should have the opportunity to thrive according to their God-given potential. Yet too many women are denied this opportunity because of violence and abuse.
Violence against women is one of the biggest challenges facing Australian society today. In the case of family violence, the need for action has become all the more urgent during the COVID-19 pandemic during which people have faced increased abuse from partners who in turn have been able to exert more control during lockdowns.
Again and again, we hear the stories of women whose lives have been torn apart. It happens in every part of our society. It happens in our churches too.
As Christians, we know that this is one of the symptoms of a broken world. This is not how it is supposed to be. And we know we are called by Jesus to love our neighbours as ourselves and to address injustices that are an affront to human dignity.
How well equipped are we to tackle the problem as individuals and the Church? What steps can we take to shift the culture enabling and driving violence against women?
The Anglican Diocese's of Melbourne's ONLINE Preventing Violence Against Women Forum offers a unique space to unpack these questions and find practical solutions.
Why should you attend?
- Learn about the exciting and innovative prevention work happening in parishes across the Diocese.
- Hear stories from parishes taking action to prevent violence against women, including their lessons and top tips.
- Take part in workshops designed to inspire and equip you and your parish.
- Take away practical resources.
- Join with others in prayer for positive change in our Church and society.
- Make new connections with like-minded people seeking to create safe and respectful church communities where everyone can thrive.
We can all play a part in tackling violence against women.
Join us to find out how you and your church or organisation can be part of the movement for change in Australia.
More details to follow soon on speakers and the program.
Date: Saturday 15 May 2021.
Time: 10am - 1.30pm.
Access requirements: Please let us know any access requirements. We will endeavour to accommodate them.
The forum will now take place ONLINE, not at Camberwell Girls' Grammar School. You will receive a link to join the event via email after registration.