WHITE RIBBON DAY WALK

Walk on ‘International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women’

On Sunday, the 24th November,2013,The Australasian Centre for Human Rights and Health organised a walk to mark the ‘International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women’ and to commemorate ‘The White Ribbon Day’ among multicultural communities. The walk was held from The Federation Square to The Victorian Parliament.

The walk led by Dr.Manjula O’Connor was very successful and was supported by Team SAYCA, SACLG,Asha Global, Hundal Films,VIRWC,Pitcher Partners and Sunmarg Migration Agency .The WALK was covered by the SBS news the same evening.

The theme of the day was ‘Say No to DomesticViolence,’Say Yes to Respectful Relations’. Around 70 people were present to support the walk and while walking homes designed songs like “say no to domestic violence”.

Some Street walkers also joined the walk and some even clapped as the team walked past them. The main speakers who spoke at the steps of Victorian Parliament were Saksham Katyal, Molina Asthana, Melba Marginson, Jude Perera and MP Dee Ryallrepresenting the Attorney General of Victoria The Hon Mr Robert Clarke. Domestic violence including mental abuse and physical violence, financial controls was denounced by all the speakers majority of whom were young people and new migrants to Australia. Domestic Violence affects young couples with dire consequences. This pattern of negative and harmful relationships needs to be exposed and stopped in our communities. The Victorian Government has earmarked $90 M towards the prevention of Domestic Violence Dee Ryall MP said.

The event was hosted by the glamorous film star andfashion model duo Mr Puneet Gulati and Ms Rashi Kapoor. The day closed with a vote of thanks by Dr.Manjula O’Connor and refreshments were enjoyed by all at the steps of the Victorian Parliament courtesy of Pitcher Partners.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & THE WHITE RIBBON DAY AMONG MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES on 24th November 2013; 3pm-5pm meet at Fed Square and walk to the Victorian Parliament.

Inivatation to Walk  Against  Violence  24 Nov 2013Program  AT THE STEPS OF THE PARLIAMENT  24 November 2013

ACHRH DV BROCHURE LAUNCH AT VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT ON 25 JUNE 2013

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On 5th August 2013, SBS News reported on ACHRH’s advocacy work to protect Indian-Australian Women from Domestic Violence

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ACHRH At UN Commission of Women 57 the Conference

South Asian Countries Forum at UN CSW meeting on Ending Domestic Violence

Celebrating the International Womens Day  in NY 8 March 2013

Celebrating the International Womens Day in NY 8 March 2013

UN CSW 57 International Womens Day March Dr Manjula with President  Soon Yung CSW

 

 

Dr. Manjula in New York Celebrating the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2013

with Dr Soon Young, President of UN Commission of Status of Women

ACHRH represented at UN Commission for Women conference on Ending Domestic Violence against girls and women

ACHRH represented at UN Commission for Women conference on Ending Domestic Violence against girls and women

UN CSW 57  South Asian Block

UN CSW 57 -Dr Manjula presents paper on when indivuals get toghetr empowerment resulst  at UN CSW 57 Meeting in NY

READ MORE: UN COMMISSION OF STATUS OF WOMEN 57th MEETING NY 3-14 March 2013

CSW57 THANKS DR MANJULA O’ CONNOR

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW VARIOUS AVATARS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

READ THE PAMPHLET BELOW

PAMPHLET -SAY NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACHRH.ORG 9 -12-12

ACHRH TASK FORCE AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Members

Dr Manjula O’Connor,Ms Anita Barar, Ms Lalitha Nair, Ms Pratima Francis, Dr Nirmal Ghumman, Ms Reema Gupta, Ms Melba Marginson, Dr Suneeti Rekhari, Mr Parsu Sharma.

WE OFFER

24 Telephone Service / Triage and support – Tel no 03-96545600/ 0419354482

Victims Counseling & Treatment, SupportAnd Early intervention programs

Shifting Community Attitudes –Working with the Indian and other South Asian communities using theater based and other strategies

White Ribbon Day

Mass Media Campaigns for Ethnic Print and Air ways Media

Womens Empowerment / Friendship Groups / English Classes / Computer Classes / Community Visitors Scheme / Friendly Visitors Scheme

Male mentor programs / Referral to male behaviour change programs / Referral to mental health and substance use services

Working with Societal structures / Work with Faith based groups / Justice system

Policy input

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

In partnership with The University of Melbourne

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The World Health Organization recently published the very first global survey on violence against women. “These findings send a powerful message that violence against women is a global health problem of epidemic proportions. {…} We also see that the worlds health systems can and must do more for women who experience violence.”, said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHOs director-general. Find out more HERE

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WATCH THISENGAGING DRAMA BY SBS JOURNALIST AND ACHRH AMBASSADOR ANITA BARAR

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This docudrama” NEW DAWN” directed by ACHRH Ambassador Anita Barar is an engaging and realistic portrayal of Domestic Violence inIndian ethnic community. The community members appear to be well educated and belong to middle to upper middle class .This drama is fictional but based on research data.

ACHRH is proud to host this docudrama

IF YOU NEED HELP

Please ring 03-96545600 or 0419 354482

OR contact Dr Manjula on manjula@achrh.org

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Contact the Police in Emergency— 000

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Learn about the hidden face of Domestic Violence.

Check out the Pamphlet on Domestic Violence and see if any one in your network is in need of help.

PAMPHLET -SAY NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACHRH.ORG 9 -12-12

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OUR COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIESIN YEAR2012

PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

RAISING AWARENESS ON CONNECTION BETWEEN MENTAL ILLNESS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

IN THE GEELONG INDIAN COMMUNITY AT DIWALIFESTIVAL 6 DECEMBER 2012

  • Mental Illness sometimes causes Domestic Violence Domestic Violence very often causes mental illness.

The fair was attended by over a hundred locals including Indian, andnon-Indian Australians.The Chief Guest The Hon Paul Ramsay, MP Western Victoria enjoyed himself dancing Bollywood dance.Many came to the stall including The Hon Paul and Ramsay . They all received a White Ribbon and Took the WHITE RIBBON OATH.

Dr Manjula addressed the crowd . She spoke about the meaning of Festival of Diwali and why Diwali message is consistent with” NO to Domestic Violence “

Manjula from ACHRH and Megan From Mental Health Foundation of Victoria

Spreading the message 'SAY NO TO  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE '

Spreading the message ‘SAY NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ‘

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WORK WITH FAITH BASED GROUP IN TARNIET SIKH TEMPLE 2 DECEMBER 2012

WHITE RIBBON DAY EVENT AT TARNEIT SIKH TEMPLE TITLED ‘ FAMILY HARMONY DAY

A 400 Strong congregation at the Temple heard from Mr Srini Chidambaran , The Hon Tim Pallas, The Hon Marsha Thomson and Ms Ravneet Kaur on perils of Domestic Violence and the damage DV inflicts on the family , the individual, the society , the culture

Domestic Violence costs $12 Billion to Australia each year .

Who pays ? We do through taxes, lost income , sick days, medical costs

Mr Srini Chidambaran addresses the crowd  and counts  the cost of Domestic Vieolnce Mr Srini Chidambaran addresses the crowd  and counts  the cost of Domestic Vieolnce

If you need help ring 03 96545600 for an appointment

or ring Dr Manjula 0419 354482

contact manjula@achrh.org

National Hotlines in emergency

  • 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732
  • National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counseling Line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  • Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State (24 hours)
    131 114
  • Police or Ambulance
    000 in an emergency for police or ambulance.