Taking steps to help transform women’s lives

ONE in four women has experienced violence by a partner in Australia but in some other countries, tragically, the rates are even higher.

Becoming disturbingly common, domestic violence is the main driver of homelessness among women and children.
As such and after the State Government confirmed the Revesby area was in need of crisis support for women, Revesby Workers’ Club signed a lease for a club-owned property in the local government area to be known as Biyani House Women’s Shelter which opened in 2022.
With Biyani an indigenous word meaning ‘a women’s ceremony focused on the healing of women’, the volunteer board has had much success in creating a supportive space for women escaping domestic violence and are grateful to the community and sponsors for their help along the way.
But more funds are needed to meet the growing demand including more onsite facilities, so the board is inviting the community to take part in the inaugural Biyani House March for their Future challenge to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8.
Board member and participant Amelia Lawrence says March for their Future is a fun challenge where you move any way you choose to get to 10,000 steps a day from March 1 to 7.
“You can walk solo, grab a friend or get your workplace together to step into equality,” she said.
“If walking isn’t what moves you, then take the challenge your way – read 10,000 words, ride 10,000 metres or do something you love for 10,000 counts each day.
“By stepping up for a challenge you will be part of our community efforts to transform women’s futures.”
To take part: