Aims and Objectives:

  • To increase community awareness of the issues for people who have been subjected to sexual violence (recently or historically)
  • To promote an inclusive and coordinated community response within the Hawkesbury to people who have been subjected to sexual violence
  • To maintain a commitment to meaningful and active consultation with community members
  • To advocate for the development and improvement of services and resources for people who have been subjected to sexual violence
  • To promote and facilitate opportunities for training and skills development for workers who provide services for people who have been subjected to sexual violence
  • To promote and facilitate the provision of preventative/educational programs/resources around the issues of sexual violence, informed consent and healthy, respectful relationships
  • To provide a safe and open forum for the exchange of information and ideas about issues pertaining to sexual violence
  • To explore funding opportunities which facilitate the achievement of any of the above aims

What is sexual violence?

Sexual violence happens when a person is forced into any unwanted sexual activity. It is any sexual behaviour a person has not explicitly agreed to.

It includes instances:

  • where physical or emotional force is used;
  • where informed consent cannot be given because the person in under the influence of alcohol or other drugs; or
  • where a person is physically or intellectually incapable of giving consent.

For more information contact:

Renee at The Women’s Cottage –  Ph. 4578 – 4190