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Good People Act Now (GPAN)

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The Good People Act Now (GPAN) Project is a youth-led community group in Broadmeadows, Victoria, working to promote gender equality and end violence against women in Hume.

The GPAN Project was established in 2014 in response to the high rates of family violence incidents in Hume. Since 2014, GPAN has trained hundreds of young people to be gender equity champions and active bystanders in their communities.

We promote our message through community campaigns, local events, sporting clubs and schools in a variety of ways, including live performance, info sessions, movie making and social media.

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Program activities

We train young people aged 16–28 on the issue and support them to develop leadership and advocacy skills to make a change on the issue in their local community. Some of these prevention activities include:
  • Raising awareness on the issue of gender-based violence and promoting support service information for survivors and witnesses – with display stalls, presentations and on radio
  • Delivering Respectful Relationships activities at Banksia Gardens’ youth programs and in the community
  • Developing Bystander Action tools and resources
  • Performances and information at local schools and sporting clubs

The GPAN training for our young leaders involves rich discussions with mentors and guest speakers on gender roles and stereotypes, respectful relationships, Bystander Action (how to challenge sexism), family violence and lots of valuable story sharing. This enthusiastic group meets fortnightly and welcomes new members each year, who are all committed to being local leaders on this global issue. Visit the GPAN website or contact the coordinator to find out more.
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Two people from the GPAN team

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For support with family violence, please contact:

Safe Steps:

Toll Free 1800 015 188 24 hours 7 days a week Family Violence Response

InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence:

Ph 9413 6500
Toll Free 1800 755 988
9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

1800 RESPECT:

Sexual assault, domestic violence and family violence counselling service

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