YWCA Australia is pleased to officially launch Amplifying Voices, a lived experience leadership program in Darwin and Palmerston, that has been funded by the Northern Territory Government.
The program aims to support young women and gender diverse people with an experience of family and domestic violence and/or homelessness to use their expertise to create the change they want to see. It offers 12 training sessions that will prepare participants to advocate for the changes and has been designed by victim-survivors, for victim-survivors.
Regional Manager Rachael Uebergang is excited to see the program come to life after months of planning, and is looking forward to the impact the program will have in sharing the voices of women with lived experience.
“YWCA Australia is committed to seeing lived experience inform our services, programs and our policies and to providing meaningful pathways for sharing voice.
“Amplifying Voices aims to challenge the ‘expert-led’ approaches homelessness and Family and Domestic Violence reform and instead foster an inclusive, survivor-centred response.”
“This program is just the start of sharing and promotion the voice of those who have experienced housing insecurity or family and domestic violence and we know we have much to learn. “
The Amplifying Voices program has been codesigned by 13 women with lived experience.