Bourke Aboriginal Health Service (BAHS) has been awarded $150,000 from the Commonwealth Government to help address domestic and family violence.
The Building Safe Communities for Women grant will enable BAHS to run workshops with the Bourke community to develop actions that will address domestic and family violence.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the funding will contribute to making a practical and sustained difference to the lives of women experiencing violence through the Challenge to Bourke to reduce family violence project.
“We should all be working together to end the prevalence of domestic violence in Australia,” Mr Coulton said.
“One in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner.
“This grant recognises that we all must work together – governments, organisations and communities – to support women and their children experiencing violence, and to prevent it from happening in the first place.”
The funding for the Building Safe Communities for Women grant is a Commonwealth Government initiative under the National Plan to reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.
For more information visit http://plan4womenssafety.dss.gov.au/