BCYF join Geelong leaders to speak out against family violence

Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF) took another major step forward in helping to address the stamping out of family violence in our community, by signing a Statement of Commitment acknowledging family violence is unacceptable.

The initiative, developed by the City of Greater Geelong, brings leaders from the Geelong business community together to promote gender equality, respectful relationships and share resources.

BCYF CEO Sandy Morrison said, “We were very proud to stand alongside the 22 other Geelong businesses signing the Statement of Commitment, to send a strong message that family violence is unacceptable in our community. This public stance further strengthens BCYF’s vision of a community where people are safe, connected and empowered to live well.”

“BCYF applauds the City of Greater Geelong for raising awareness and encouraging other organisations to be proactive in speaking out against this widespread community issue.”

A number of BCYF partners including including The Geelong Cats, Leisure Networks, Diversitat, G21, The Gordon and Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd also signed the Statement of Commitment.

Geelong Cats Chief Executive Brian Cook said, “As highly visible members of the community we are committed to advocating against family violence in all its forms.”

BCYF look forward to working with The City of Greater Geelong and other signatories to share resources, information and encourage other organisations to sign the Statement of Commitment in 2018.

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