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What is Council Doing?

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City of Parramatta Council is working closely with community groups, local businesses, the NSW Police and other government agencies to respond to and prevent domestic and family violence in our community.

Council believes that everyone in our communities can do something to prevent domestic and family violence and it will continue to work to support its communities to do this.

Council’s work is based on the on the national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women - Change the Story - which identifies gender inequality as a factor which causes domestic and family violence. Therefore, a significant portion of Council’s work is focused on promoting gender equality and inclusion.

In short, Council is:

  • Training and supporting community workers, community leaders and advocates to prevent domestic and family violence
  • Providing Grants for not-for-profit organisations to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence 
  • Working closely with local businesses, community services and groups to develop and deliver domestic and family violence prevention projects
  • Increasing public participation of women and girls in community networks, sports clubs and support groups
  • Promoting gender equality within Council’s workplace
  • Providing support to staff experiencing domestic and family violence

2022 -2025 Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Action Plan

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City of Parramatta’s 2022-2025 Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Action Plan outlines how Council will respond to and prevent domestic and family violence within Council workplaces and within the community.

Its development was informed by the national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women - Change the Story; as well as consultations undertaken with Council staff, government agencies, young people, local community organisations and volunteer-based groups.

A copy of the 2022-2025 Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Action Plan, can be downloaded below.