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No to Violence is touring New South Wales throughout February and March ahead of the upcoming state election. We’ll be meeting with our valued members and the sector that works with men to end family and domestic violence, to hear about your challenges, priorities and hopes for the year. 

No to Violence is the largest peak body working to end men’s family violence in Australia, and the only national peak body. We know that the issues regional areas face are different from those in the city, and we want to be on the ground to understand them so we can be your voice.  

Over two weeks in February and March, we’ll be meeting with No to Violence members, the Men’s Behaviour Change Network, and hopeful Members of Parliament. We also welcome participants from services who come into contact with men using family violence, including police, legal services, homelessness services, women’s and children’s services. 

The New South Wales election is shaping up to be a close fight between the Labor and Liberal governments with a few “teal” independents in the running as well. Family violence needs to be on the agenda. The findings from this tour will inform No to Violence’s advocacy priorities for the next four years and help to get politicians and the media talking about family violence.  

I’ll be heading to New South Wales ahead of the upcoming state election, to hear from you in the sector about your experiences on the ground, so we can advocate for you where it counts.” – Jacqui Watt, CEO of No to Violence

To kick off the tour, No to Violence CEO Jacqui Watt will be the keynote speaker at the two-day Working With Men to End Family Violence virtual conference at The Hatchery. Then we’ll be heading to Blacktown, Penrith, Orange, Nowra, Wagga Wagga, Lismore and Charlestown. 

If you would like to come along, please use the Eventbrite links below to register your attendance.

We hope to see you there.