InTouch offering family violence counselling for Arabic-speaking women

In 2016, InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, in partnership with Anglicare Lalor, will be offering family violence counselling for the first time. An InTouch Arabic-speaking counsellor will provide free individual counselling for women who have experienced family violence and who reside in Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region. For information and to make a referral, please…

NIFVS supports Victoria Against Violence campaign

The team has supported the Victorian Government’s Victoria Against Violence campaign, which coincides with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. On 25 November, the team facilitated a Clothesline Project display, with 200 Tshirts painted by women in the north, and Tshirt painting stall for the campaign launch on the steps of Parliament House. The Clothesline Project has been…

Family Violence Royal Commission hearings conclude

The Royal Commission into Family Violence completed its second round of public hearings in October, with the objective of taking a bigger picture view. Another batch of submissions has recently been uploaded to the Commission website, including Domestic Violence Victoria’s four submissions, as well as supplementary and revised expert witness statements. Many anonymous submissions have…