The Family Violence Prevention program has been funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet through the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion division to support gender equality and address prevention of family violence in the Indian community in Victoria.
IndianCare, VAN and SMRC organised an event, to promote healthy relationships for the Indian and Afghani community, including amazing Indian dances and a forum theatre.
IndianCare provided basic training on Family violence, prevention and bystander response for the men’s group managed by BSL in the Northern suburbs.
IndianCare organised an information session with the Family Violence Liaison Officer from Werribee police station for the Indian volunteers in the western region.
IndianCare organised a Family Violence workshop, delivered by InTouch. The attendees included IndianCare board members, staff, volunteers and Indian community leaders about understanding and responding to family violence.
IndianCare collaborated with a range of groups to promote the message of gender equality. This event held at the Immigration Museum also enabled IndianCare to launch its Information, Support and Referral Service
IndianCare in partnership with InTouch, successfully organised a second community consultation session on the issue of family violence particularly exploring motivations for change by men.
Information session organised in conjunction with LDAT program, on Conflict Management and Effective Communication presented to Bellfield Cricket Club members by IndianCare Family Violence Co-ordinator.
IndianCare is working with InTouch on the Motivation for Change program for men who use family violence from South Asian background to assist them in stopping their use of violence.
SBS Radio, Gujarati interviewed Tina Guido, General Manager, on issues in the Indian community and services of IndianCare. She also did an live interview for SBS Radio Hindi with a focus on the issue of family violence in the Indian community and IndianCare’s program on family violence prevention.
As part of the Empowering Communities network project, funded by InTouch, a Diwali arts event was conducted at the Dandenong Seniors Citizens Centre. Nandita Nadkarni led participants to make clay lamp holders (diyas) and showcasing a dance performance by Karma Dance company to promote the message of gender equality.
In partnership with InTouch and Ashray, IndianCare presented an evening in support of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment with guest artist from India, Dr.Nartaki Nataraj and local artists Murali Kumar and Shobha Shekar