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Primary prevention program on domestic violence extended

2022-05-25

Aboriginal high school students are learning how to break the cycle of violence against women

250 high school students from metropolitan and regional areas have participated today in the Power to End Violence Against Women and Empowered workshops at the Adelaide Oval, an initiative developed by Port Adelaide Football Club with the support of the Office for Women that aims to empower young men and women to model respectful relationships and lead social change.

Designed to develop student’s knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence, the program facilitates conversations between young Aboriginal people on respectful relationships to better understand the underlying drivers of violence. As part of the program, those students that participate in the workshops get encouraged to share their learnings to the wider cohort at their respective schools to drive cultural change.

During 2021, a total of 65 high schools across the state have taken part in the program where students have had the opportunity to share their learnings, raise awareness and discuss the importance of maintaining respectful relationships with their peers.

The Office for Women have allocated an additional $50,000 of funding to extend the program until June 2023 and keep running primary prevention programs across South Australian schools.

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