Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Tackling Domestic Violence; Community Meets over Breakfast to Manage Gender Inequality

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Tackling Domestic Violence; Community Meets over Breakfast to Manage Gender Inequality

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HARDLY a day goes by without news of another domestic violence tragedy.

Rather than succumbing to feeling powerless in the face of such a widespread problem, Community Network of Warwick is inviting residents to harness their grief and outrage and focus on solutions.

Residents who have ever felt concerned about how the community of Warwick manages violence and gender inequality are invited to join the breakfast table to tackle the issues. "Building Respectful Communities: local solutions to violence" is a free community education event to be held on Wednesday, June 10, at McNevin's Gunyah Restaurant.

Co-organiser Kathryn Walton, from Condamine Assist, encouraged residents to come along and join the conversation. "This event is for anyone who is interested in building a respectful community in which to live, finding solutions to the issue of violence at all levels and investing in the future of your children and grandchildren," she said.

"We strongly believe that local solutions can be found when we understand the causes of violence and seek to build skills.

"This happens when we pool our ideas and experiences, hear from experts and develop home-grown strategies that suit our region's unique challenges."

Keynote speaker Emma Yates, who has just returned from a gender equality program in Zambia, will bring her perspective on inequality and its relationship to gender-based violence. …

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