On Saturday 28 April, two of our fantastic workers, Deng and Denise, travelled to Mulgrave to speak at the first Family Well-being Conference for the South Sudanese community in Melbourne’s south-east. This event was the first of two primary prevention workshops to be held in Mulgrave, focussed on educating South Sudanese communities about family well-being and healthy relationships. Deng has worked hard to obtain government funding for these workshops and bring community leaders, police and government stakeholders together to speak at them.
Speaking to an audience made up of largely women and children (a session for men will be held 26 May), Denise presented on the dynamics of family violence, it’s impacts on women and children, as well culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD). It was a proud public step into the CALD community space for both Deng and No to Violence, serving a much need family violence awareness raising and prevention role for an audience unaccustomed to discussing family violence. Our Telephone Operations Manager, Ruvashan Chetty, will speak at the next workshop held on Saturday, 26 May.