“AVP Connect” – Connecting the State!

Launched for the International Day Against Homophobia in 2012, the AVP’s new linkage project, “AVP Connect”, works state-wide to address, connect and respond to homophobia and the violence that comes from it.

With key development work undertaken by project worker Zhitian Zhang, this new and innovative initiative connects Rural & Regional Victoria through a network of individuals who will support people experiencing homophobic harassment, prejudice and hate motivated crime, and encourage and support them to access the AVP and report their experiences.

The project will link local supports into the network to further build the sharing of information and further develop supports that exist for GLBT community living in rural and regional locations.

In the first “phase” the AVP is leading discussions across the Victorian rural and regional communities in initiating connections between individuals keen to participate as local “champions” in their home town or city. So far (June, 2012) Shepparton, Ballarat, Whittlesea and BaccusMarsh are on board.

Keen to become involved? Perhaps in your local town or city? Want more information?
Contact Greg at the AVP by emailing him at greg@antiviolence.info