Community Ally Network

Women’s Health Queensland is running an ally program to empower communities with the skills they need to undertake primary prevention of violence activities and peer-to-peer support for people affected by gendered violence. The Community Ally Network supports community leaders to influence meaningful change on the ground, through community education and program development, advocacy, peer support and information and referrals to people affected by domestic violence or sexual assault in their own communities. 

The program is particularly focussed on ways to support socially, culturally or geographically isolated people. The program is adaptable to any community and aims to share skills and frameworks that will result in lasting change. Community organisations, local community members, businesses, local government, police, schools and healthcare providers will be amongst the stakeholders invited to participate. A special one day Youth Ally program is available to specifically engage young people and can be delivered at schools or with youth councils.  

If you would like to learn more about the program and how to get involved please email Melissa (Community Engagement and Education) engage@womenshealth.org.au

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