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Supporting multicultural communities to prevent family violence

At least 27 cultural and 5 faith groups will be supported to deal with gendered violence by challenging stereotypes and strengthening positive, equal and respectful relationships.

Friday 20 August 2021 12:47am

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Gabrielle Williams, recently announced 33 organisations would share in nearly $7 million to deliver family violence prevention programs under the Supporting Multicultural and Faith Communities to Prevent Family Violence: 2021 grants.

“We’re backing community organisations to deliver tailored family violence prevention initiatives because everyone should be free to live a life free from violence – regardless of their culture or faith,” said Minister Williams.

At least 27 cultural and 5 faith groups will be supported to deal with gendered violence by challenging stereotypes and strengthening positive, equal and respectful relationships in culturally relevant settings.

“Community organisations and trusted multicultural and multifaith leaders know best how to lead the family violence prevention work in our diverse Victorian communities that can change and save lives,” Minister Williams said.

Among the many organisations and groups receiving a share of the $7 million will be the Geelong-based Diversitat, Jewish Care and the Centre for Multicultural Youth.

More information

Find out more about the grant program, including a full list of successful grant recipients, on the 2021 Grant Program - Supporting Multicultural and Faith Communities to Prevent Family Violence webpage.

Reviewed 20 August 2021

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