No to Violence is committed to working with the returned Berejiklian Government and the soon to be announced, new Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence to prevent and respond to men’s violence in NSW.
Before the NSW election held last Saturday, 23 March, No to Violence asked NSW politicians to commit:
- $40m dedicated men’s behaviour change sector funding
- $1m to develop a range of interventions with men who use violence
- $800k to develop a practice framework to work with young men using intimate partner and family violence.
We will continue to advocate for these asks and several others stated in our recent NSW Listening Tour Report, which captures the needs and concerns of a desperately underfunded men’s family violence sector in NSW.
No to Violence CEO, Jacqui Watt, welcomes the return of the Berejiklian Government and the opportunity to work with the incoming Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, to support services struggling to cope with the demand of domestic family violence, especially in regional areas.
“In parts of NSW where domestic violence rates are highest, there is no development at all yet. If we are to truly break the cycle of family violence, we must work the with men who are using violence in their families”, says Ms Watt.
No to Violence is here to let the newly elected NSW Government know they are here to collaborate on what’s needed to intervene safely with men who use violence and bring about a change in their behaviour.
“For 25 years, No to Violence has been working at the frontline with men who use violence and power to control others, so they take responsibility for the harm they cause and understand they can choose to behave differently” CEO Jacqui Watt says.
“Central to this work, is the safety of women and children. It is by ending men’s violence that families can have happier, safer and more fulfilled lives” says Ms Watt.
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