2015-2016 ACT Women's Safety Grants Recipients


Project Title

Project Summary


Early Intervention


This is Not a 'Wife Beater'

This is Not a 'Wife Beater': changing a culture of violence through the power of language.

Two videos are to be produced featuring women, children and men from a diverse range of backgrounds and sectors of the Canberra community. These videos will explain why it matters how we speak about intimate partner and family violence.


Canberra Police Community Youth Club

CYC Domestic Family Violence Intervention

Police Community Youth Club will deliver 4 x 10 week domestic family violence (DFV) early intervention programs targeted at young people that have been exposed to domestic and family violence directly or indirectly.


Integrated Cultures ACT Incorporated

Positive Relationships

Positive Relationships project aims to encourage young people to explore their values, what they look for in a relationship. to explore how to communicate respectfully, and offer young people some tools to help resolve conflict.


Women's Legal Centre ACT

Health Justice Partnership Pilot

To pilot a Health Justice Partnership between the Women’s Legal Centre, Interchange General Practice and Sexual Health and Family Planning which would support a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting women experiencing or at risk or domestic violence.


Engagement Projects:


Women's Centre for Health Matters

Business and industry - making safer choices easier for victims of domestic violence

This project is aimed at engaging with private business groups through industry workshops to identify opportunities for them to contribute to reducing barriers for women who have experienced domestic violence.


Diverse Experiences of Violence Projects:


Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Clinic/Health Service (ACT) Incorporated

Aboriginal Women's Safety Program

The project includes the development of a policy and safety plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in the ACT, and the launch of both the plan and policy through a Community Day event. In addition, data will be collected on safety issues for women and children who access Winnunga.


Women With Disabilities ACT

Strong Women - Stopping Violence
e-Learning Project

To provide an online training resource for workers in the disability sector to understand the nature and effect of violence on women with disabilities, how to identify if women may be victims of violence, as well as how to assist them, in order to improve the safety of women with disabilities particularly in group accommodation settings, but also in the wider community.


Women's Centre for Health Matters


This project will develop resources for members of the LBGTIQ community in the ACT to raise their awareness about domestic violence to increase their inclusivity and accessibility.


Beryl Women Inc.

Domestic/family violence booklet and education package

The project aims to develop a professional website that reflects best practice, and produce a booklet for women entering the service that can also be placed on the website and used as a community resource.


AIDS Action Council of the ACT

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program for the Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Gay Intersex and Queer (LBTGIQ) Community (MPV-LBTGIQ)

MVP-LBGTIQ focuses on the prevention of intimate partner and sexual violence in LGBTIQ communities. It utilises a bystander approach to prevention where program participants are empowered bystanders who can confront, interrupt or prevent violence.


Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Incorporated

Trial of Abuse Disclosure App for people with disabilities

Trial of an Apple Store App abuse disclosure tool designed for the learning and communication needs of people with moderate-severe intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder based on the SoSAFE! Program framework.


Legal Aid ACT

Staying Safe, Staying Here: A Guide to the evidence required to meet the Family Violence Exemption in the Migration Regulations 1994 (Commonwealth)

This project would create and promote Australia’s first information package targeted at migrant women, medical professionals and support workers explaining how the Family Violence Exemption works and what evidence is required to access the exemption.