As Dubbo hosts its thirteenth annual ‘Reclaim the Night’ event the organisers have received some valuable assistance from a group of welfare students from TAFE NSW – Western Institute in Dubbo.
Six students in the Diploma of Welfare, along with their teacher, offered to help the Western Region Violence Against Women and Children Collective by organising the event which involves a twilight march symbolising the right of women and young people to be safe anywhere, anytime.
“The Collective has particularly liked having a group of young people involved in the organisation,” she said.
“This is the first time that TAFE students have taken primary responsibility for organising this event in Dubbo which has been a chance for them to contribute positively to the community and practice skills they will need throughout their careers.”
The students have chosen as a theme that ‘Sexual Violence Does Not Discriminate’ to help raise community understanding that violence can happen to anyone and that safety is an issue of concern to everyone.
‘Reclaim the Night’ events began in 1977 following the ‘Ripper’ murders in
The event in Dubbo will take place on 26 October starting at at the Cyril Flood Rotunda on