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Date posted: 30 November 2011
Women in Alice Springs will benefit from around $125,000 as part of the Government's National plan to reduce violence against women and their children 2010-2022.
Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis and Minister for Indigenous Health and Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, this week announced that the Alice Springs Women's Shelter has received funding to promote better relationships and reduce violence against women in the community.
Mr Snowdon said the Alice Springs Women's Shelter had three decades experience in supporting victims of violence and has provided an important forum to discuss primary prevention of family violence against women in the community.
'The Alice Springs Women's Shelter is to be congratulated on its Stitch in time program, which...(uses) quilt making and collective narrative to record and promote strategies to prevent violence against women,' Mr Snowdon said.
'This is yet another great initiative of the Women's Shelter, which has also promoted a campaign called 16 days, featuring 16 different events to raise awareness of women's issues.'