Peel Says No to Violence recently held their first Alliance sharing morning tea to facilitate discussion about what the Alliance has already achieved as well as opportunities and ideas for the future.
The PSNTV Alliance is a group of organisations and individuals who have pledged to undertake an activity to raise awareness and understanding of family & domestic violence in our community. As well as understanding the issue, these pledge activities also focus on changing attitudes towards about family and domestic violence in order to reduce its occurrence, and provide education so people are able to find help and support for those who have experienced it.
Rather than a single organisation representing a single voice or one-off event around the issue, the Alliance hopes to generate a wide range of smaller activities and many community voices that are able to increase awareness & understanding through their own networks.
The types of activities are as varied as the organisations who pledge them and range from community morning teas, assistance for kids experiencing FDV, employee training, cyber-safety workshops, presentations & codes of conduct for sporting clubs, as well as communications and publications.
There was a wonderful turnout of Alliance members, Community Champions and people interested joining the Alliance with a great discussion about opportunities and ideas for the future.
Sharing our experiences is an important aspect of being an Alliance member - being able to come together to talk about the things we've planned or done, how they went, the issues we’ve faced, the outcomes we've achieved and the things we've learned.
But most of all, it's inspiring and energising to know that there are so many people willing to come together to join resources, share ideas and make things happen to change the way we think about and deal with family and domestic violence.
For more information about the pledges current Alliance members have made and to find out what you or your organisation could do as an Alliance member, please visit the Peel Says No to Violence website;