Did you know that domestic or family violence against women is the single largest driver of homelessness for women, a common factor in child protection notifications, and results in a police call-out on average once every two minutes across Australia. Violence against women and their children takes a profound and long-term toll on women and children’s health and wellbeing, on families and communities, and on society as a whole.
One of REQ’s ongoing causes of interest since its inception is the fight against domestic and family violence. So it’s not a surprise that we have been assisting with The Path of Hope Foundation (“POHF”) with various activities including an Ikea furniture assembly day.
POHF was established in 2012 to facilitate the connection between two internationally recognised not-for-profit organisations fighting to end family and domestic violence - Rotary and The Salvation Army. At the local level, the POHF helps to connect Rotary's fundraising, volunteers and networks to support The Salvation Army in their efforts to assist women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence.
The POHF’s vision is to break the cycle of family and domestic violence. Women, men and children living empowered lives away from violence in the home.
If you want to learn more about the exceptional work of the POHF, hop onto their webpage https://www.pathofhope.org.au/
If you want to get involved with REQ, come join us at our Projects meeting, held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. You can also follow us on FB https://www.facebook.com/rotaryEQ/
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