Cash flows for gender fight in Moorabool

By Sumeyya Ilanbey

A new Moorabool council program promoting gender equality at local sports clubs has been given a financial boost.

The state government announced more than $180,000 in funding for Macedon Ranges, Moorabool and Hepburn shire programs working to prevent family violence through gender equality.

Family Violence Prevention Minister Natalie Hutchins said the money would support councils in their fight against family violence.

Moorabool council received $57,000 to deliver a “workforce cultural change program”. The program will support new parents and promote gender equality in local sports clubs.

“Ending family violence requires whole of community approach,” Ms Hutchins said. “By investing in prevention programs led by local government we will help stop family violence.”

Macedon Ranges Shire received $100,000 to deliver a program that will help staff challenge structures and practices that drive violence against women.

Hepburn Shire received $28,000 to help promote gender equity within the council and wider community, and increase the number of women in leadership positions in council.

Information on Free from Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women: