Gambling Prevention

In partnership with Connect Health and Community, SECL is working in a co-design process with Afghan, Burmese and Vietnamese communities to design and implement a primary prevention strategy that reduces the level of gambling related harm occurring in culturally diverse communities living in the City of Greater Dandenong. These communities are currently developing a range of culturally appropriate flyers, brochures, forums and videos that will be promoted into the community with ownership of these prevention strategies transitioned across to ethno-specific community associations and members.

Family Violence Prevention

In partnership with local services, SECL engages culturally diverse communities in a codesign process that:

  • Explores gender equality and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that lead to family violence
  • Empowers community members with greater knowledge and confidence to be active bystanders within their community, and
  • Develops culturally appropriate and meaningful prevention initiatives that create positive change in people’s lives by preventing family violence before it occurs

Change The Story

As part of the Safer and Stronger Communities Pilot, South East Community Links together with our Afghan and Indian co-design team members have developed a select range of multi-lingual resources for Dari, Hazaragi, Hindi, Punjabi and Tamil speaking community members.

We are excited and proud to share with you a culturally adapted version of the original Vic Health and Our Watch CHANGE THE STORY.

These adapted versions provide insights into how gender inequality is experienced by some Afghan and Indian community members. This is a family violence prevention resource that has been created by the community for the community.  The voices you hear are those of our co-design community members speaking in their language; Dari, Hazaragi, Hindi, Punjabi and Tamil.

Please share these multi-lingual resources (links) far & wide with your networks, community groups and others so that more people are aware of the importance of gender equality and the little steps they can take towards creating greater gender equality in their homes, lives and communities.