INITIATIVES FOR WOMEN IN NEED

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Orange Day 2022

An interactive event to discuss mental health impacts of family violence with Experts, Policymakers, Service providers and Leaders. Eventbrite

Initiatives for Women in Need (IWiN) invites all to its ORANGE Day 2022 Symposium to honour United Nation's International Day For Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (known as ORANGE Day). This event is proudly supported by South Asian Federation ACT (SAFACT), Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (CMCF), Afghan Women on the Move(AWOTM), Sitara's Story and Multicultural HUB Canberra (mHub).

L?ight refreshments will be served and free parking on site is available.

This ORANGE Day event honours a UNiTE campaign that marks the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December 2022, under the theme, “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.

The UN describes violence against women and girls as “one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today”.

This community event theme is "Mental health impacts of Domestic Violence: Let's take action Together". We are making an effort to understand and start a conversation on this issue through an interactive panel discussion with experts on family violence and mental health, service providers, policymakers and community leaders and to make a stand against it. Men are particularly encouraged to attend and participate in this conversation.

Join us in discussing family violence in the ACT, how these incidences affect our family and friends emotionally and other ways. In particular, experts and service providers will discuss the actions we can take to reduce family violence incidences, support survivors and build resilience. IWiN views this conversation with experts and the community members as critically important to tackle these issues because domestic violence (DV) is still so prevalent and COVID-19 has actually exacerbated cases of domestic violence. In fact, IWIN first began its journey in April 2013 focusing on raising awareness on DV issues in the South Asian Communities. And, it’s quite sad that even after 9 years, we are still talking about the same issues.

We are really hoping to get some excellent ideas flowing about violence reduction strategies while building resilience and what we can do for the people who’ve been in these situations. So, please join us to share your ideas, experiences and expertise to create a better future for our community.

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