The resource has been developed by the City of Greater Dandenong in collaboration with leaders and people of faith from various traditions, with the support of the Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network. it has been produced as part of a partnership between City of Casey, Cardinia Shire Council, City of Greater Dandenong and Monash Health on a project called 'Challenge Family Violence'.
This resource will help faith and spiritual leaders to understand the issue of family violence and its causes and how they can take action in the community to prevent and respond to it. It provides faith and spiritual leaders with many ideas and examples about actions that can be carried out in the community to promote equality and respect toward women.
It guides faith leaders to create awareness and have discussions within their communities about family violence, violence against women and the importance of equality and respect toward women. The resource also supports faith and spiritual leaders to make changes in their communities by involving women in leadership and responsibility and advocating for change.
Download Challenge Family Violence Booklet - Promoting equality and respect: an interfaith collaboration on preventing violence (PDF - 2.32MB)
View Challenge Family Violence Booklet - Promoting equality and respect: an interfaith collaboration on preventing violence online
Download fact sheet explaining the resource and its key messages (PDF - 619KB)
This project has been funded under the Reducing Violence against Women and their Children grants program, part of the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program – local solutions for local crime prevention issues. This resource is supported by the City of Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network.