Dubbo to join Women’s Week celebrations

Dubbo women of all ages will be empowered during NSW Women’s Week, thanks to a collaboration of more than a dozen government and non-government organisations (NGOs).

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the NSW Government is providing $4020 to the Dubbo Violence Prevention Collective (DVPC) to host Strong Like A Girl self-defence lessons, and health and wellbeing sessions at Dubbo PCYC.

“Each session will target a different age group – those under 18, 18-50, and 50-plus – to empower participants to engage with service providers on a variety of topics,” Mr Saunders said.

“Women will benefit from self-defence lessons, as well as sessions on body image, domestic violence, sexual health, financial abuse, anxiety and depression, reproductive health, menopause, breast screening and elder abuse.”

DVPC brings together a range of government agencies and NGOs, including:

  • NSW Police
  • Department of Communities and Justice
  • NSW Health Breast Screen Van
  • Services Australia
  • PCYC
  • Uniting
  • Mission Australia
  • Western Women’s Legal Support
  • Western WDVCAS
  • Orana Support Services
  • Interrelate
  • Dubbo Violence Prevention Collective
  • Staying Home Leaving Violence
  • Creative Community Concepts
  • LiveBetter

“I commend the Dubbo Violence Prevention Collective for uniting such a broad array of service providers, and I’m proud the NSW Government is able to support this event,” Mr Saunders said.

DVPC member Kerry Seaton said the collective “sincerely appreciates” the support of the NSW Government, “which makes it possible for us to offer the Strong Like A Girl sessions to empower local women”.

NSW Women’s Week runs from Monday, March 7 to Sunday, March 13, and promotes gender equality while celebrating the social, cultural and political achievements of women. For more information go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/nsw-womens-week-grants

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