Council says ‘Enough Already’ to domestic violence

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  • Men talking socially as part of Council Domestic Violence Campaign image called Enough Already
Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Have you seen our latest campaign against domestic violence?

With mateship in mind, it encourages men to call out disrespect towards women when they see or hear it. A mate should encourage other men to call out disrespect towards women.

The campaign is a joint effort with local stakeholder groups to help raise awareness that verbal or physical abuse is never okay.

Called Enough Already, it urges men to call out friends’ verbally abusive behaviour towards their partners and can be seen on billboards, bus stops and bins across the Coast in July and August 2019.

Enough Already features four images with messaging that came from round-table discussions with key stakeholder organisations seeking to reduce domestic violence on the Coast.

According to statistics, the Central Coast had the second-highest number of domestic violence Apprehended Violence Orders issued in NSW (NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) figures issued in the 12 months to March 2019). While alarming, these trends are occurring all over the country, which is why we need to take action.

Central Coast Council is keen to help reduce these numbers as part of Council’s remit to build stronger and safer communities.

Data has shown that children living with domestic violence can have ongoing anxiety and depression, difficulty concentrating and can struggle doing schoolwork. Domestic violence can be emotional or physical, and is about control.

Enough Already asks people in the community to support their mates in creating better family relationships.

Programs are available for men who have either been a victim of family violence, or are seeking to understand the impact of their behaviour s and make positive changes. One such program is Caring Dads, run by CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay, on 4356 2600.

Women who are seeking support for family violence can call the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463.

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Last updated : Tue 23 Jul 2019