Fight Like A Girl self-defence has come back to B-Space in Ballina for a six-week course starting 23 May 2019. This is a girls’ only class that builds confidence and empowers participants with useful skills in a safe and fun environment. The course is being taught by Sensei Rachel Whiting, who has over 30 years’ experience teaching martial arts and self-defence. She is passionate about teaching girls the skills they need to keep themselves safe as the situation arises.
The Dirty Laundry Day Project is a powerful community education campaign to raise awareness of domestic and family violence in our communities.
During the last nine years, the Dirty Laundry Day Project has provided a voice for hundreds of people who have experienced domestic violence. It has also engaged local businesses; community organisations; education bodies; our local police and health services. It has been promoted in the media and it’s success has been mentioned in the NSW Parliament. We believe it has truly shone a light on a difficult topic.
The project aims to:
Raise awareness and challenge long held beliefs in our communities about domestic and family violence.
Be a visible call for cultural change.
Enable conversations to begin in our communities
Provide an opportunity to hear the voices of those in our communities who have experienced domestic and family violence
Encourage community support for the safety and well being of children and create more cohesive communities
Send a strong message to perpetrators – as an early intervention strategy – that violence will not be tolerated in our communities.
Connect service providers, people who have experienced domestic violence and the wider community allowing through networking and information sharing.
Be a cathartic and empowering process for people who have experienced domestic and family violence.
Where can I find it?
In 2018, The Dirty Laundry Day Project will take place in Lismore, Kyogle, Casino and Western Sydney. If you would like to run The Dirty Laundry Day Project in your area, contact Amanda Shoebridge for more information.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, up to 80% of women who have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual assault do not report it to the police. Participating locations hand Dirty Laundry Day t-shirts in their shop windows to raise awareness and start conversations about this challenging topic.
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Thanks to our supporters and sponsors
The Dirty Laundry Day Project is grateful for the contributions and support of:
Casino Neighbourhood Centre
Jenny Dowell (OAM)
Lismore City Council
Lismore Domestic Violence Interagency
Men and Family Centre
Niki Gill – Founder of the Dirty Laundry Day Project
QBE Insurance Company
St Vincent De Paul Society
Women Up North
THANK-YOU all and the other staff, family and volunteers who make it possible.
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