Bystander Approaches at Workplaces: Leading the change through workplaces acting to reduce violence against women
The aim of this project is to build capacity of small and medium scale private sector employers to adopt and promote a gender equitable work environment. Through the project, policies, procedures and capacity to support women who have experienced sexual, domestic and family violence within and outside the work place would be put in place. The project targets businesses which have regular and direct engagement with community members and which tend to operate in male dominated settings.
Women's Centre For Health Matters
Taking the lead - Supporting women with lived experience of prison to inform new directions for responses to women
This project explores concerns of women who face compounding disadvantage and looks at grassroot cultural change to empower disenfranchised women. It would involve capturing the experiences of women detainees at Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) to inform the work underway on the justice reinvestment strategy.
Ms Silvia Herranz Gonzalez
Art 4 Health
This project utilises art therapy to engage women and young girls (9-25) who are disengaged from education and community services, as early intervention towards addressing social isolation and potential deterioration of health and wellbeing.
Volunteering and Contact ACT Limited
Connections for Women
This program aims to provide one-to-one social support and mentoring from a trained volunteer for 12 women living with a mental illness, at risk of mental illness or experiencing social isolation.
Ms Amy Blain
Redraw the Balance ACT
This project aims challenge gendered work stereotypes and expectations in the primary years and provides children with information about work not typically associated with women - to broaden their vision of future career and job choices. A video will be made to promote the Redraw the Balance ACT project in order to recruit volunteers and promote the program within ACT schools.
Majura Women’s Group Inc
Mindfulness for Mental Health
The aim of this project is to nurture the mental health of members of the Majura Women's Group. This project would provide mindfulness activities (such as art therapy) through engaging a coach, as part of the sessions Majura Women's Group holds (39 sessions a year for mothers and provides childcare and a venue).
Roundabout Canberra Limited
Safe Start Project
This project involves gathering new, pre-loved or repaired baby items such as cots, prams, car seats, linen, toys, clothing and other essentials, and distributing these items in ‘safe start' packs to local mother's and families who have been identified as ‘in need’ by social services, hospitals or social workers.
The primary impact of the project is improving the safety of babies and young children through providing safe car seats and cots.
Ms Jenni Gough
Women in the hospitality industry in the ACT
This project looks at economic participation, representation, experiences of harassment and violence, workplace health and wellbeing, and job satisfaction (including professional development and career progression opportunities) for women in the ACT.
The project would involve the creation of a webpage, and completing research project which would include a survey, focus group and the production of a report. Participants would be provided with key information on applicable services for further support.