Family Safety Pack

The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage.

The pack aims to reduce violence against women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, by ensuring they understand their rights and where to get support if needed. It also aims to strengthen support for women coming to Australia on a Partner Visa, by providing information on the family violence visa provisions and available support.

The pack includes four factsheets on the following topics:

The pack also includes a low literacy storyboard.

The pack is a key initiative of the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Under the Second Action Plan, the Australian Government is committed to understanding and addressing violence against women from CALD backgrounds and improving support available to CALD women.

The pack is available in 22 community languages. For translations please go to

Daisy: Connecting women with services

Meet Daisy, an app that connects women experiencing gendered violence to state and local services. Daisy was launched today by Rosie Batty and Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash and is available for download now from Google Play.

Available soon in the App Store

Why Daisy?
We know that violence against women is unacceptable, and nothing women do, say, drink or wear means they deserve unwanted sexual contact, violence or controlling behaviour. Daisy supports services and women with appropriate technology: an easy-to-use, centralised service listing of options for connecting with help. Daisy lists services in your state or territory, including specialist services, housing and legal services. And Daisy is not only for women experiencing violence: use her to find the right services for your clients.

Share Daisy
Download Daisy and see what you think. The technology tips are particularly useful when working with women to increase cyber safety. You can share Daisy by tweeting #iamdaisy with the link and by adding the avatar to your Facebook and Twitter pages.

Who made Daisy?
Daisy is brought to you by 1800RESPECT and has been developed with input from all State and Territory governments, and funded by the Australian Government under the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Youth Health Forum | Violence: responses, prevention and intervention

Violence: responses, prevention and intervention

Youth Health Forums are stimulating half-day forums cover a wide range of adolescent health and well-being issues, appealing to health, education, community, welfare professionals and students. The Forum provides opportunity for attendees to meet, update knowledge and skills, exchange information and strengthen the youth health network, in order to provide the best possible support for young people in NSW.  At this Forum, we will look at violence in young people’s lives.

When and where:

Date | 26 March 2014
Time | 8.30am -12.30pm
Venue | Lorimer Dods Lecture Theatre, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Don’t miss this topic! Program include: 

  • Young people, violence and health – what the research tells us
  • No safe place being young and black: Aboriginal young peoples’ experiences of trauma
  • “It wasn’t like that”: surviving and making sense of sibling sexual abuse
  • DV victim to DV offender: NSW Police Force working to shorten the odds
  • Brutal beginnings: Overcoming refugee young people’s experience of violence
  • Trauma training for teachers – A project addressing development trauma in the classroom
  • Panel discussion – tools and tips

RSVP:  Friday 21 March 2014

Please see the attached program for more details.

Registration: Click here to register or via (under events calendar).

If you don’t have internet access, please register by phone on 02 9526 1221.

Registration enquiries:
Marney 02 9526 1221, email:

Program enquires:
Ms Shika Raju 02 9424 5833 / Ms Ken Yap, 02 9424 5846

email: ;

Youth Health Forum March 26 program

Youth Brains Trust wanted- opportunity to participate in strategy against violence

White Ribbon Australia is currently seeking young people to be a part of the White Ribbon Youth Brains Trust. The role is a voluntary position and supported by the White Ribbon National Office.

The Youth Brains Trust (YBT), supported by funding from the Telstra Foundation, will be made up of 8 young Australians aged 18 to 24.

The YBT will assist White Ribbon develop the youth engagement strategy as part of White Ribbon’s Campaign to stop men’s violence against women. The group will assist the development of youth programs and provide insights into current activity. The group will also work on a specific project to focus on the issue of young people, violence and cyber safety.

White Ribbon Australia will provide education and awareness training on the issue of violence against women.

The group is expected to meet at least four times over a period of several months.

If young people would like to be involved in this new initiative of White Ribbon Australia and have enthusiasm, skills and expertise to contribute, applications need to be completed by COB, Monday 11 June 2013. Further information can be found by visiting: