The NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) and Settlement Services International are pleased to announce the launch the Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Community of Practice in Settlement to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
This year’s 16 Days of Activism theme, “Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls”, has a specific focus on some of the most marginalised and underserviced groups, including migrants and refugees, women with disability, indigenous women and girls, as well as women in rural communities.
Reports from NSP settlement partners indicate increasing disclosure of DFV. Settlement staff, meanwhile, acknowledge that they have limited expertise and time to effectively address DFV.
Therefore, the Community of Practice seeks to:
- Share case studies and learn from guest speakers from the DFV sector
- Share information, models, practices and resources for effective response to DFV
- Provide space for consultations on issues that can be fed into state, national and international advocacy.