Domestic Violence Awareness

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Family and friends

Allison’s Foundation encourages everyone to hold their relatives and friends accountable for violent and unacceptable behaviour, and not condone or ignore behaviour of family and friends who breach the relationship of trust by engaging in domestic and family violence. To encourage families and friends to be networks of safety for people who have suffered domestic and family violence, to provide an environment where victims can seek help and take action to remove themselves from danger.

Neighbours

Allison’s Foundation encourages everyone to get to know their neighbours, to report incidents of possible domestic and family violence, and not consider the abuse ‘just a domestic’ or ‘not my business’.

Religious leaders

For Allison’s Foundation and the community to challenge leaders of all faiths and religions to take a leadership role in fostering and encouraging respectful relationships in their community, and to teach their communities and congregations that coercive control and violence are never acceptable. To urge leaders of faith to provide support to victims of domestic and family violence, and encourage their community to do so too.

Sporting Organisation

For Allison’s Foundation and the community to challenge professional athletes and sporting teams of all types to model respectful relationships, and to highlight to fans, athletes and team-mates that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated. To challenge community sporting organisations to ‘start the conversation’ about domestic and family violence.

To challenge organised sporting clubs to train coaches, referees and others involved with the sport, including volunteers, to identify when domestic and family violence may be occurring and how to safely intervene.

Community organisations

Legacy, RSL, Rotary, Guides, Scouts, Historical Societies

For Allison’s Foundation and the community to challenge community organisations to play a leadership role in creating an environment where all members of their community feel empowered to take action to stop violence. This includes helping members to develop skills in preventing and safely intervening in domestic and family violence incidents in their community.

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