Minister of Gender Olivia Grange
speaking in Parliament Tuesday
The Government is making progress in the establishment of the ﬁrst State-run National Shelter to assist women who need to leave abusive environments.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, provided details during a Statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 6.
Ms. Grange said that in the last few months, the Government has completed the acquisition of the property and is transforming it into a centre to accommodate survivors of gender-based violence and their children. “It will also offer basic necessities, counselling and other forms of support. We acknowledge all those who have graciously donated furniture and other items towards the establishment of the National Shelter,” Ms. Grange said.
Meanwhile, the Minister said that national activities to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, will target key stakeholders towards the implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan for the Elimination of Gender-based Violence.
“We will use this observance to undertake signiﬁcant outreach activities in communities that are associated with high levels of violence,” Ms. Grange informed.