Men Against Violence (MAV)

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The Men Against Violence (MAV) project aims to engage Wellbeing Connectors (WB) to empower men from CALD backgrounds (Arabic & Punjabi) to become the pipeline for change and challenge current perception towards domestic violence in their community. 

Men from Arabic & Punjabi speaking communities will be trained as wellbeing connectors to facilitate meaningful conversations with other men in their own communities.

These connectors will facilitate conversations in both small groups and individuals. These conversations will be held, during men's activities and at regular meeting places where men frequent. This includes gathering in tea/coffee houses, sports events, social activities and at places of prayer. 

Support will also be extended to NSW Police and courts through the provision of WB's bilingual DV support officers for cultural expertise and assistance during charging or police interaction in court or at police station. 

The key to treating change is to build the capacity and resilience from within the community. This project will be targeting men in Auburn, Bankstown, Blacktown and Parramatta.


MAV is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and will  be running until November 2019. This fund is part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

 

 
For more information, please contact:
Fadi Nemme, Project Coordinator "Men Against Violence"