Men Against Violence (MAV)
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.
Domestic and family violence factsheet in languages
These fact sheets from the Australian Government, Department of Social Services in 46 languages provide information on what domestic and family violence can include as well as contact details for culturally sensitive services in Australia.
NSW Government Support for domestic violence
Your safety is a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. NSW Government supports victims and their families, including Police and domestic violence frontline services.