Grant awarded to Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic Violence Committee
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today welcomed a NSW Government grant of $1000 to the Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic Violence Committee, as part of the 2016 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants which supports projects that raise awareness about domestic and family violence.
Mrs Williams said that the grant provides assistance to the invaluable work of the Committee for the staging of this Sunday’s White Ribbon Walk.
“The event has grown to attract more than 500 participants with the support of local men's groups and private businesses. The event sends a strong message that violence against women will not be tolerated and is the responsibility of the whole community to address.
“This grant helps raise local awareness about the devastating impact of domestic and family violence, reinforce messages about positive behaviours and increase awareness of services available in our area,” Mrs Williams said.
The project is being supported as part of local initiatives to coincide with 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which commences with White Ribbon Day on Friday 25 November and runs until 10 December.
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said, “The NSW Government is proud to support the work of domestic and family violence committees in promoting the importance of domestic and family violence prevention in local communities.”
“The NSW Government is leading the nation in tackling domestic violence by continuing to support victims while putting perpetrators in the centre of the frame.”
Mrs Williams said, “I encourage all members of the local community to get involved with the White Ribbon Walk and I thank the members of the Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic Violence Committee for their outstanding work to help address domestic violence locally,” Mrs Williams said.