Article by Louise D'Amico
My name is Louise. I am a member of the Good People Act Now (GPAN) Project. I have been a member of GPAN since February 2017.
I started coming to GPAN to learn more about family violence and violence against women. I am now able to share and give information to help inform other people about what it is.
GPAN is a great program that teaches people about gender equality, ending family violence and violence against women. It is not okay for violence to occur in our community and the world.
I was the recipient of GPAN’s first 'Outstanding Contribution Award’ in 2019.
I now help with running the program each fortnight on a Wednesday. I have learnt a lot of great skills. At GPAN, we don’t stop learning about the work that is being done to prevent family violence in our community.
I enjoy volunteering my time in this program. I like having the opportunity to teach people and learn from others.
Q: What is your fondest memory from being a part of the GPAN project so far?
My fondest GPAN memory is helping to run the Trivia night for the last two years. Also going into the community and doing local events.
Q: What has been the most challenging part of the GPAN project so far?
The biggest challenge of being in GPAN has been educating people on family violence and taking bystander action in our community.
Q: Would you recommend GPAN to your friends and family? Why?
I would tell my friends and family about GPAN because it is a great program. Also, so that they have a better understanding about what I know and do in the GPAN project.
Q: Do you think GPAN has changed over the years you have been involved?
Since I have been involved in GPAN it has changed as more people know about GPAN and what we do.
Q: Do you have any wishes/goals for GPAN in the next few years?
I hope GPAN grows into a bigger and stronger community of people who share the same goals. So that we can bring awareness to the issue [of family violence and violence against women].
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