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WOMEN’S CALL: Zonta wants ‘men’ clubs to help tackle violence

IF governments won’t fund BSafe then anti-violence campaigners plan to educate young men about violence against women.

And Wangaratta Zonta is calling on service clubs with male members to take up the fight against domestic violence.

Local Zonta members recently met with Minister for Community Services, Mary Wooldridge, and Tim McCurdy (MLA, Murray Valley) to discuss BSafe, the award winning Women’s Health Goulburn North East initiative that the government and Victoria Police refuse to support.

BSafe is a device given to at risk women and children so that they can discreetly alert police that they are in imminent danger.

Zonta president, Jane Derrick, said the answer on BSafe was still “no” from the state.

“When we spoke to Mary Wooldridge she said the government has funding for a lot of things, but not for BSafe,” she said.

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