What We Do
ACON Anti-Violence Project Team: (l-r) Moo, Robert and Teddy
The Anti-Violence Project (AVP) supports GLBTI people in our communities who have experienced homophobic, transphobic, domestic or family violence. The AVP works with and trains a variety of services including the NSW Police Force, other government agencies, and mainstream and GLBTI community organisations. We aim to improve the outcomes for victims and to address the underlying causes of violence.
In addition to this, the AVP runs campaigns and programs promoting community safety, engaging communities and responding to community needs. Examples include; This is Oz, volunteer Ambassador projects , Safe Place and the Speak Up reporting campaign.
The AVP also educates the LGBTI community about domestic and family violence and works with mainstream services to improve their knowledge of and response to LGBTI domestic and family violence.
If you've experienced violence, whether it's a crime or not (physical, verbal, emotional and other forms of violence either in the workplace, at home or in public), the Anti-Violence Project can talk with you about what happened, offer support, put you in touch with services, and provide you with information. We can also help you report to police and/or support you to submit a complaint about police if you want.
All services are free and confidential.
The AVP is available Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm on 02 9206 2116 or an online report can be made here.
Did you know?
- Homophobia, transphobia, prejudice, discrimination and experiences of related violence, contribute significantly to compromised GLBTI mental health (including depression and anxiety) as well as suicide and suicide ideation.
- Most violence and harassment experienced by young GLBTIQ people happens in school.
Contact: ACON's Anti-Violence Project
Tel: (AVP Report-Line) (02) 9206 2116
Free call: 1800 063 060