This has been a watershed year. A powerful shift has occurred and built great momentum from a ‘ground- up’ demand. Across the world there is an active, mass-based petition for an end to gendered injustice in all domains of our social, economic, political and cultural lives.
With our long organisational history, we have a unique perspective on the challenges that government, public, corporate and third sectors are experiencing today in finding multi-faceted solutions for addressing this complex issue. We inherently understand the elements that give the power and gravitas to public, corporate and third sectors, to create a positive impact for Australian women, children and families.
inTouch, has a 30 year history as a lead agency in the third sector. Through direct community engagement – maintaining a responsive and holistic approach – we are involved with government and the broader services sector in developing new responses against family violence for crisis intervention.
We are in no doubt that respectful interpersonal relationships really do form the basis of a sustainable, just society. Yet there continues, distressingly, to be an absence of respect in many relationships which leads to the very worst of outcomes for women, children and their families.
Equity of opportunity and justice is a deeply held and enduring value of inTouch and the cornerstone of everything we do as an organisation. To this end we have laboured even harder during the course of the year to make women and children safe from family violence, offer direct services support, provide hope to those affected by abuse through recovery programs and above all work proactively for justice and social change.