A ten-week program for women and their daughters (Southern Metro). The aim of the project was to give young women an introduction to human rights and their relevance to their lives. In respect for family, their mothers were invited to participate as a sign of respect as well as ensuring the values imparted would create a better understanding about human rights and how they add value, rather than break up families.
The program explored
The group had access to Victoria Police personnel to explain how to access their services and hear how their safety was a priority. Women’s health services also provided an overview of what is available and how it can be accessed. Most importantly the women saw value in the process and from a group of 12 women, at the end of the 10 weeks there were 30 women who brought their daughter. The importance was elevated to a point where several the women took time off work, just to be with the group.