Causes

Causes

The David Williams Fund (DWF) was established in 1986 to provide emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are experiencing financial hardship. The fund relies upon donations. Services include: Financial advice and referral Food Vouchers Study Assist Money Matter workshops Emergency Financial assistance Poverty affects a substantial number of PLHIV, and demand […]
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The Victorian CASA Forum is the peak body of the 15 Centres Against Sexual Assault, and the Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line (after hours). Together they work to ensure that women, children and men who are victim/survivors of sexual assault have access to comprehensive and timely support and intervention to address their needs. They also work towards the elimination of sexual violence through community and professional education, informing government policy, advocating for law reform and facilitating research to increase community understanding of the nature and incidence of sexual assault.
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Created in October of 2011 by then 19 year old photographer Grace Brown, Project Unbreakable features photos of sexual assault survivors holding posters with quotes from their attackers. Originally, Project Unbreakable was supposed to stay small – the main intention was to simple create awareness – but soon it was discovered that it provides a way of healing for sexual assault survivors. Since the conception, Project Unbreakable has featured over three thousand photographs, both photos taken by Grace and submissions from all over the world.
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SlutWalk began in Toronto in February of 2011. It began because a few people had had ENOUGH of victim-blaming, of slut-shaming and sexual profiling and policing. They had enough of being angry, of facing violence and harassment, of wanting better education, awareness and treatment and not seeing more about it. The protective services in Toronto, Canada, among many people, had put the responsibility of sexual assault where it didn’t belong and were continuing to spread myths and stereotypes about who is sexually assaulted and why, and this was nothing new – it was in a long line of violence, ingrained into institutions and our culture. SlutWalk brings together thousands of people across gender, sex, race, age, ability, class, education, profession, experience, background and interest to fight these damaging ideas.
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The Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria (SACL) is a state-wide, after-hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling service for victim/survivors of both past and recent sexual assault. SACL operates between 5pm weeknights through to 9am the next day and throughout weekends and public holidays.
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