In the Pipeline
A project is underway to develop e-Resources for the Sexual Assault Support Service. These will include a new Sexual Assault Support Service – Townsville Region website with videos, podcasts and chat facility.
During 2020 – 2021 the Gambling Community Benefit Fund enabled a shipping container to be the upcylcyed to become a Social Enterprise.
2021 – 2026 Secured 5 year recurrent Service Agreement with Department Justice and Attorney General to continue the SART Townsville Region.
2019 – 2020 Extension of funding by The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Women to deliver SART model
2017 -2019 Lobbied the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Women for two years funding to continue to deliver SART model and an Evaluation of the Sexual Assault Support Services Role completed by Central Queensland University.
2016 A Report on the Townsville Sexual Assault Strategic Partnership We fall through the cracks in the system. Funded by The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Women. Privately funded sexual assault support counsellors to collaborate with QPS, Clinical Forensic Medical Unit and The Townsville Hospital to participate in 24 hour SART pilot project.
2015 Sexual Assault Strategic Needs Assessment of Townsville funded by Women and Change
The Untold Stories website is a collaborative initiative between the Townsville Women’s Centre and a local James Cook University Education student. It aims to create awareness about the various issues faced by homeless women and children within the community.
Throughout a four week period, a local fourth year Education student interviewed women who had utilised the Townsville Women’s Centre services. The women’s circumstances were different, but all had faced homelessness at least once in their lifetime. The women told their stories through an interview process, which was then published with their consent and perusal.
The women were happy to share their tales in order to inform the community of what it is like to experience homelessness. The case managers and support workers at the Women’s Centre also shared their experiences and stories related to working in the homelessness sector.
Human Rights Education Project
A small grant was received to run a series of workshops for community workers in the regional centre of Townsville and rural centres of Charters Towers, Ayr and Ingham. These will be followed by workshops for community members in remote centres within the Burdekin, Hinchinbrook and Dalrymple Shires of North Queensland.
The workshops will increase the participants’ awareness and understanding of the human rights treaties and engage them to create an action plan for themselves and for their communities to promote the rights and freedoms recognised and declared under the seven core UN human rights treaties to which Australia is a party. The workshops will pay particular attention to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women.with a focus on the issue of Violence against Women and Children and its impact on the lives of women.
These workshops will include opportunities for sharing stories and information, distribute resources and encourage participation in human rights on a personal and community level.
These workshops are being run through August 2012.
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