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Fundraiser for "Hey Sis" - Aboriginal Women's Sexual Assault Network

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This page is for Volunteers in Melbourne wanting and able to help out before or on the day of the Fundraiser, which will be a dinner for hundreds of people hoping to raise $20,000 for Hey Sis on the night.

I need all kinds of volunteers (you need no experience just happy to do some hard work for a great cause) from cooks, dishwashers, marketing/communcations, serving staff, security, waiting staff, bar staff, people who can help source cheap or free food, drinks etc for the night, raffle prizes etc etc

If you want to help register so you can get updates, invites to planning meetings and be part of supporting this vital women's organisation doing incredible work. Here is a bit about Hey Sis:

Hey Sis” seeks to support, network and resource these Aboriginal women who are doing what they can to assist those who have experienced sexual assault in their communities. At “Hey Sis” meetings Aboriginal women engage in constructive yarning about sexual assault. They support each other, engage with other service providers, learn about managing vicarious trauma and participate in professional development.

Hey Sis” empowers women to become agents of social change, a model that works the world over.

Over the 4 years of operation, around 160 Aboriginal women have joined the “Hey Sis” network. They are committed to continuing to assist those who have experienced sexual assault and to reducing sexual violence in their communities. “Hey Sis” is not trying to implement systems onto Aboriginal communities. ”Hey Sis” works with and resources the women who are already there. It is Aboriginal communities led by Aboriginal women who will make their communities safe places for Aboriginal women and children.

Hey Sis” requires ongoing funding to continue the constructive yarning, professional development, networking and support for Aboriginal women who are working to reduce the rates of sexual assault against women and children. We are currently awaiting confirmation from DSS to fund a 2 year pilot program for Hey Sis, which has been developed from our extensive work with Aboriginal women over the last 4 years. Trialling in a single location enables the project to be further tested and evaluated, and will provide valuable feedback on how to engage and empower Aboriginal women as agents of change in their communities, particularly on the issue of sexual assault.

$20,000 would enable us to invest in an independent and comprehensive evaluation of the Hey Sis project across the 24 month trial. This will further assist in identifying key learnings and refining the project model to ensure it can be effectively scaled and delivered in Aboriginal communities across Australia. It may ultimately lead to the development of an evidence-based program to empower Aboriginal women to address sexual assault in their communities through Aboriginal-led support, training and resources

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