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.
Tuesday, September 12th 2017 The GPAN team visited the Year 10 students at Hume Central Secondary College, Town Park campus. The presentation involved performing 'Jealous Boyfriend' and information and discussion surrounding violence against women, gender equality, bystander action and respectful relationships. GPAN will be working with the year 10 students at Hume Central in the future to assist them to set up their own GPAN hub.