Illawarra based Victim Survivor Advocacy Program extension

June 20, 2023 10:41 am in by
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South32 Illawarra Metallurgical Coal (IMC) and Illawarra Women’s Health Centre (WHC) are pleased to announce a three-year extension of their partnership and the creation of a new, Australian-first victim-survivor advocacy program designed to raise further awareness of domestic, family and sexual violence and promote systemic change in our communities.

The new ‘Experience into Expertise’ Victim Survivor Advocacy Program will be co-designed and delivered by victim-survivors, run by the Illawarra Women’s Trauma Recovery Centre with the support of the Independent Collective of Survivors, funded by South32 IMC.

The program will provide training and guidance for victim survivors to use their lived experience of domestic, family and sexual violence to help bring about change through community engagement, working with government and industry partners, media advocacy, and engaging in research. It is the first national victim-survivor led advocacy program in Australia.

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