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Annual report 2003 - 2004



Annual report 2003 - 2004

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Department of the Chief Minister


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45ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S Under the Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence Strategy, administering the Domestic Violence Community Education Campaign. During 2003-2004 activities included: - Continuation of the Lets stop it.now multi-media campaign; and - Continuation of the Indigenous Family Violence media campaign with radio scripts translated into nine Northern Territory Indigenous languages. Hosted a domestic violence community education showcase at Parliament House aimed at raising community awareness about domestic violence services. Launched an educational package Stop it.before it starts, aimed at increasing awareness among young people of the unacceptability of domestic violence and sexual assault and increasing their capacity to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Launched Working towards Collaboration in conjunction with Dawn House. This publication describes the successful collaboration between domestic violence services and Northern Territory Government services in bringing an end to an extreme case of long term abuse within a Territory family. Produced the 2000-2002 domestic violence data collection project report. OUTLOOK Finalise a framework for action for women. Encourage the equal participation of women in decision making and provide information for all women who wish to undertake a leadership role within the community with the production of a print and web-based Leadership Kit. Administer a public celebration with the Chief Minister of the Tribute to Northern Territory Women recipients. Administer a Northern Territory Womens Register that identifies interested and suitably qualified women for appointment to Government boards and committees. Produce a domestic violence Legal Kit for women. Conduct workshops with bilingual migrant men and women to become educators in their communities on the topic of domestic and family violence. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Womens forums are now run in association with Community Cabinet. The aim of these forums is to create an opportunity for women to communicate directly with Government about what they believe are issues in their community. The forums have been held in Maningrida, Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs with over 200 women attending. Chief Minister Clare Martin meets with women at the Palmerston Womens Forum.