Bega Valley Domestic & Sexual Violence Committee
The Bega Valley Domestic & Sexual Violence Committee has initiated strategies to increase community awareness to domestic violence issues and to help prevent violence against women, children and families. The committees’ key strategy is the message 'Bega Valley Says No to Violence'.
The committee aims to:
Raise local community awareness of the unacceptability and criminality of domestic violence.
Enhance interagency responses to women and children who are victims of domestic violence
Address issues of violence against all women in our community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, younger women, older women, lesbians and women with disabilities.
WRC convenes the Bega Domestic and Sexual Violence Committee meetings which are held bi-monthly on 3rd Wednesday 1-2.30 - all welcome.
Domestic Violence Line
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463 (TTY 1800 671 442). The Domestic Violence Line is a statewide free-call number and is available 24 hours, seven days a week. Check out the aurora app.
Art for Peace - children and young people choose non-violence
WRC and the Bega Valley Domestic & Sexual Violence Committee invites children and youth to create art for a non-violence campaign annually during 16 days of activism to stop violence which encompasses White Ribbon Day and World Peace Day.
We encourage children and young people to create A4 ‘Poster for Peace’ promoting non-violence against women and children. Children can design posters using imagery and colour that is meaningful to them. The concept of embracing peace, peaceful communities could inspire the work, or use the slogan “Children and young people choose non-violence”. Posters are displayed at the Bega Valley Shire Library.
Each year the Bega Valley Domestic & Sexual Violence Committee selects winner’s $30 gift voucher at either Magpie Music or Candelo Books. These posters/post cards have been printed and used for promotion of non-violence in the community.