Queer Voices for Change – Taking Applicants!

We are pleased to announce that applications for our Queer Voices for Change training are now open! We are recruiting advocates who identify as LGBTIQ+ to speak out against sexual, domestic and family violence.

The NSW Queer Voices for Change project ensures that the voices of LGBTIQ+ people who have experienced intimate partner and family violence are heard through the media and public events. Domestic Violence NSW and ACON are working in partnership to influence a change in community attitudes and to promote the prevention of intimate partner violence, family violence and sexual assault.

Volunteer Advocates use key messages to tell their story and link it to the broader context of intimate partner and family violence and sexual assault. In telling their personal story, advocates give clear messages to the media and the public about what intimate partner and family violence and sexual assault really is and discredit the misinformation that continues to surround these issues. Advocates receive free media and public speaking training prior to taking on the role, along with ongoing support from DVNSW and ACON, to ensure advocates have the skills, knowledge and support to speak publicly about their experience.

The media advocacy training will take place on August 8th, 9th and 10th 2019 9.30-4.30 in Sydney.

Applications are open until Sunday July 21st 2019.

You can find more information on the project and download application documents at http://sayitoutloud.org.au/queer-voices-change/

If you have any questions, please contact

DVNSW Queer Voices for Change Project Coordinator, Renata Field on (02) 9698 9777 or renata@dvnsw.org.au

ACON’s Manager of Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Annaliese Constable on (02) 9206 2032 or aconstable@acon.org.au