The Macedon Ranges Family Violence Network (MRFVN)is a subgroup of the Macedon Ranges Local Safety Committee. The purpose of the Macedon Ranges Family Violence Network (MRFVN) is to reduce violence against women in the Macedon Ranges, along the continuum of primary prevention, early intervention and response.
MRFVN membership is inclusive and consists of interested service providers and community leaders who are committed to supporting the women of our community to access family violence specialist services. CVPCP is proud to support this network and representatives include Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Cobaw, Macedon Ranges Health, Kyneton District Health, Centre for Non-violence, Police, Zonta and Department of Training and Education.
Behind closed doors project
As part the Macedon Ranges Family Violence action plan to raise awareness of family violence specialist services, they have developed a poster that supports women, in the Macedon Ranges, to identify family violence and where they can get help. These posters are currently being fixed onto the back of doors in all the women’s public toilets – over 50 toilet blocks across the Macedon Ranges.
We would like to thank Zonta for funding the printing of these posters, Centre for Non-Violence for assisting with the development of the poster and the Macedon Ranges Shire Council for allowing these posters to be displayed within the council buildings. We would also like to thank Macedon Ranges Health and the Macedon Ranges Maternal & Child Health Services for assisting with the distribution of these posters.
Challenging Gender Stereotypes
Kyneton Primary School as part of their Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Program, organised a Careers Expo: Challenging Gender Stereotypes during the 16 days of activism against gender based violence. Over 90 students and 6 staff participated in the event. The network sourced some funding to capture the event on video, promoted the event and engaged the media. Kyneton Primary School did a great job and we are proud to share their short 3 minute video.