In the Macedon Ranges we are working together towards a future where women and children live free from violence. The evidence is clear that gender inequality is the core of the problem and equality is the heart of the solution.
Macedon Ranges Health (MRH) is participating in a project with the Macedon Ranges Family Violence Network called Portraits for Respect. The project has involved taking photographs of community members holding a statement promoting gender equality and challenging gender stereotypes and roles. A selection of these images are now displayed as part of a roving gallery that will go around the Macedon Ranges.
The MRH Centre was delighted to be the first host for showcasing the Portraits of Respect exhibition at the official launch on Tuesday 29 May. Mary-Anne Thomas along with members of our community and project partners attended the evening. Macedon Ranges Health is committed to raising awareness and spreading positive messages about gender equality and preventing violence against women.
This exhibition will be on display until Friday 8 June during business hours in the foyer of the MRH Centre.
The Macedon Ranges Family Violence Network is a subcommittee of the Macedon Ranges Local Safety Committee.