Building partnerships with faith and community leaders
- South Australia
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Respect, listen and respond to the diverse lived experience and knowledge of women and their children affected by violence
- 12 Better equip the service system and communities to address complex forms of violence and harmful cultural practices including early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry abuse and human trafficking.
What are we doing?
Building partnerships with faith and community leaders, to prevent violence against women and their children and to establish community driven links with support services and improve the ability of leaders to recognise and respond to violence. Promote and explore primary prevention community-based and culturally appropriate initiatives.
What is next?
The South Australian Office for Women has developed a network of faith and community leaders to discuss the relevance of primary prevention and women’s experience of domestic, family and sexual violence in the community. Engagement activities will be held to hear from community leaders and learn which initiatives and resources would best help to support individual communities.
What difference will we make?
The South Australian Government will work towards creating a coherent, family-focused, integrated support service system that addresses the complex needs of those experiencing or using violence, and embeds a trauma-informed approach towards service delivery.