With reports of domestic and family violence regularly spiking by around 20% over the Christmas to New Year period, now is the perfect time to shine a light on this important issue.
Today more than 100 guests came together to launch a new campaign to help spark the conversations that can help to combat the attitudes that can lead to domestic and family violence.
The three locally-made film clips use engaging AFL-based scenarios to challenge the attitudes and stereotypes that reinforce inequality and violence in the NT.
Developed by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) in partnership with the NO MORE campaign and Catholic Care NT, the new clips were launched this morning by The Hon. Nicole Manison, Deputy Chief Minister.
“This is a wonderful outcome from a great collaboration. We know that if we are to successfully address domestic and family violence we need to work together, and the sports field can be a great place to start these important conversations,” said NAPCAN Deputy CEO, Leesa Waters.
“We know there are many great resources out there but they don’t always speak to the NT context, so we are really excited to launch these video clips produced by local production company, Global Headquarters, and featuring local talent.”
“If we are to change the attitudes in our communities, it’s critical that we engage young people. They have so much wisdom and are the key to a more equal and safe future.”
“The film clips are available via NAPCAN’s YouTube account and will be promoted widely for use by anyone who works with young people, particularly sporting organisations.”
“We hope that through having these conversations, it will help children, young people and adults to identify disrespect, early warning signs of abuse and how to seek support,” said Ms Waters.