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POSTED ON: 21 Oct 2021
Join the Week Without Violence Campaign With Didi Bahini Samaj Victoria (DBSV)
The Week Without Violence (WWV) is an annual campaign to raise awareness against violence and promote attitude change against any form of violence. Every year, the Didi Bahini Samaj Victoria (DBSV) participates in the Week without Violence campaign to raise awareness against family violence. This is one of the signature programs for the DBSV.
Since 2012 DBSV has launched a series of the Week without Violence campaigns for example, by drawing or painting T-shirts that display a virtual or real clothesline as well as by making movies that deliver the message of preventing or reducing domestic violence. This year WWV is held between 18-24 October. This year’s theme is ‘CONNECT, LISTEN. BELEIVE’: Contribute to healthy, happy families in our communities. Every year DBSV is facilitating various programs and virtual sessions focusing on activities on raising awareness, promoting attitude change, and enabling individuals and organizations to begin positive actions towards ending violence in communities. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restriction in place, DBSV’s program modalities are different. However, different programs are run in different areas. Some of the DBSV’s WWV awareness campaigns are:
A part of the WWV campaign is exhibiting and story sharing for 16 days of activism called “Knitting: The New Me” Breaking the Social Isolation and Promoting Connection. Following are the objectives of the knitting project are:
To conduct awareness campaigns by participatory knitting or ‘adjoining patches’ program in the community.
To improve family bonding by sharing skills, knowledge and stories
To let women feel positive vibes while working in a team and support mental health and wellbeing
To use the knitted-adjoined patch blanket as an awareness campaign tool for future campaigns
b. Clothesline Project: The clothesline project was initiated by DBSV Mernda Unit, DBSV Craigieburn Unit and DBSV Ballarat Unit Committee. Each participant expresses their feelings and painted messages against family violence, on a T-shirt and white colour cloth. The painted T-shirt and cloth were displayed via the organisation’s Facebook. Some of the glimpses of our clothesline project:
c. Presentation and information session via online platform Zoom:
On the 4th Day of WWV DBSV organised an information sharing session on family violence and family violence services intending to share various information focusing on raising awareness against violence and promoting attitude change.
Panel speakers of the session are Bijaya Pokhrel (PhD scholar ) and Shova Lamsal, Secretary (DBSV ) / Specialist Family Violence.
f. Social Media Campaign: DBSV has also initiated a social media campaign to raise awareness by uploading photos, videos and short clips along with key messages via DBSV’s Facebook, Youtube and website.
Please join the Week without Violence campaign. Everyone deserves to feel safe and respected in this world.
If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available.
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