Saturday, April 21st 2018
On Saturday, April 21st GPAN was at the Women and Girl's Football Gala Day hosted my DPV Health at the Hume City Football Club.
It was a great day celebrating women in sport. We had the opportunity to hand out balloons to kids who attended the sports day and talk to them about what gender equality is.
Wednesday, March 28th 2018
We have finished another round of training. We had a successful six weeks of training on topics like why violence against women occurs, bystander action, respectful relationships and responding to disclosures. The participants were all keen to learn and full of knowledge, passion and ideas.
The team was fortunate enough to hear from guest speakers such as last years training co-facilitator, Peter Forrester, psychologist, Peter Streaker and great organisations like Victoria Police, WHIN and Berry Street.
Thank you to all the young people who took part in the training, welcome to GPAN, we can not wait to see what 2018 will bring!
Wednesday, May 2nd 2018
GPAN attended the Candlelight Vigil hosted by Safe Steps to remember the lives lost to family violence.
The vigil was held at Federation Square in Melbourne City.
It was an important and sombre event reminding us that we need to act now and act together to ensure we end family violence. Thanks to Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre for hosting the event and for all the wonderful, life changing work you do in this sector.
Sunday, April 8th 2018
GPAN had a stall from 1pm-6pm at the Broadmeadows Street Festival on April 8th. We had a great volunteer turn out, with at least five of our new team members at the stall at any time.
Our main focus this year was talking to children about what gender equality means. We handed out lots of balloons and had a lot of interest in GPAN and what we are all about.
Saturday, March 3rd 2018
GPAN had a great day at the Craigieburn Festival on Saturday the 3rd of March. We had a great response from the community, giant jenga was a big hit with the kids!
Thanks to Kelly, Liv, Louise, Emily, Rachelle and Steph for representing GPAN
Saturday, November 25th 2017
November 25th marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism to end family violence. Each day has a different action you can use to address harmful attitudes that lead to violence against women.
Thanks to Women's Health in the North for letting us use this great resource!
Wednesday, September 13th 2017
Women's Health in the North has now launched their 'Building a Respectful Community Strategy 2017-2021'.
GPAN team members Louise and Georgia represented Banksia Gardens Community Services by signing on to the four year strategy at the launch event.
There were 26 other partner organisations who signed on to the four year strategy and committed themselves to doing their part to prevent violence against women.
Helen Riseborough (WHIN CEO), Frank McGuire (MP for Broadmeadows), Sharon Knight (MP for Wendouree) and Shaan Ross-Smith (Director of MATE bystander program) all delivered inspiring speeches regarding how far we have come as a collective, where we hope to be in the next four years and the importance of working as a unified group to build a respectful community.