November 27th, 2021Cafs re-sign as a Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance Partner
Cafs CEO, Wendy Sturgess, this week joined leaders from Women’s Health Grampians and White Ribbon Victoria to re-affirm Cafs commitment to the Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance Partner.
CoRE Alliance is a partnership of organisations, businesses, clubs and groups who share a vision for safe, equal and respectful communities in the Grampians region and it was introduced in 2016 by Women’s Health Grampians.
Recently Cafs have commenced the journey towards re-accreditation with the national White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation program and felt that this was an opportune time to also recommit to the Women’s Health Grampians CoRE Commitment Charter, and Strategic Plan.
Wendy Sturgess, CEO, Cafs said:
“In the lead to White Ribbon Day (Fri, Nov 15th) and the United Nations 16 Days of Activism, Cafs felt it was important to, again, commit ourselves to the CoRE Regional Plan.
Cafs believes that the responsibility for family violence always rests with the person using violence and our Men’s Behaviour Change Program is our unwavering commitment to eliminating family violence and supporting the safety of families.”
Jade Hately, Chair, White Ribbon Victoria said:
“We stand in solidarity with every woman victim of family violence and are very grateful to align our support with Cafs who continue to provide tremendous support and resources to the prevention of violence against women.”
Marianne Hendron, CEO, Women’s Health Grampians said:
“CoRE members commit to the CoRE Regional Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children and take proactive and meaningful steps to promote gender equality. Cafs (Child and Family Services, Ballarat) have been a proud CoRE member since its inception in 2016 and WHG is delighted Cafs have recommitted to CoRE. This demonstrates Cafs ongoing and continued prioritisation for these issues are WHG looks forward to continuing to support Cafs on their journey for equality and inclusion.”
“We also acknowledge the timing of this recommitment in the lead up to the United Nations international campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence – which takes place each year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day). This initiative engages the community in conversation, encourages change, and mobilises action to work towards a future where everyone is safe, equal and respected.”
Further Information: Serena Eldridge, Manager – Brand Development, Cafs, 0438 545 521