CHURCHES have the chance to improve their capacity to handle family violence with new sessions of a training course available from the diocese’s Prevention of Violence Against Women program.
LONG-TERM Kerryn Lewis dreams of a “family safety champion” in every Anglican church in Melbourne and Geelong.
What is it worth to us to ensure women and girls in our churches are equally safe valued and heard?
Strong initial resistance to Preventing Violence Against Women (PVAW) strategies was encountered during a pilot program involving five Melbourne Anglican churches, a forum has been told.
The Diocese of Melbourne’s Preventing Violence Against Women Program (PVAW) has helped faith leaders understand, take action to prevent and respond to violence against women, and contributed to a shift in culture, attitudes and practices across the Church, a new report has found.