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Towards Equality 2020 & Beyond

Towards Equality 2020 & Beyond aims to build the capacity of three local grassroots organisations to understand and advocate for the promotion of gender equality and prevention of violence against women.

Funded by Communities for Children, the project supports more than 80 women from three community groups by raising awareness around the gender factors that contribute to violence against women and children. The three organisations are Didi Bahini Samaj Victoria (DBSV) (Nepalese community), Oorja Foundation (Indian community) and El Amal Women’s Group (women from Arabic speaking background).

Bi-lingual group facilitators lead and facilitate the three groups of women, which meet at least once a week. Each group participates in a range of activities that enhance resilience and promotes leadership to influence broader community attitudes using cultural expression such as poetry, music, theatre, art, and dance.

16 Days of Activism

Our three women’s groups participated in a range of activities as part of 16 Days of Activism, producing poetry and some videos as part of their activism.

Program details

  • DBSV Women’s Group meet on Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Newbury Child and Community Centre (Craigieburn)
  • El Amal Women’s Group meet on Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Kenley Court Neighbourhood House
  • Oorja Women’s Group meet on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm at Newbury Child and Community Centre (Craigieburn)

Get involved

For support with family violence, please contact:


Sexual assault, domestic violence and family violence counselling service

Toll Free 1800 737 732

24 hours 7 days a week

Safe Steps:

Family Violence Response

Toll Free 1800 015 188

24 hours 7 days a week

InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence:

Ph 9413 6500 or Toll Free 1800 755 988

9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday