AN African community group will hold a “Stop the Violence” workshop in Osborne Park on Friday.
Organisation of African Communities WA (OAC WA) youth leader Ibrahim Kebe said the campaign aimed to raise awareness of the issue and put an end to violence in communities.
“We need to stop violence, which is perpetrated outside of and within African communities living in Western Australia,” Mr Kebe said.
“This project is focused on the following objectives:to identify what violence is and create awareness on how to stop it both within and outside of African communities, especially amongst the youth.
“And engage both Africans and non-Africans to work in partnership with the youth department of OAC WA in establishing community-based solutions to stop violence in Western Australia.”
The campaign, also supported by the City of Stirling, aims to promote a general sense of security for all.
City of Stirling community services manager Chris Brereton said the City has been working with the group through the settlement grants program.
“This has been a community-led initiative that the City of Stirling is supporting through provision of space, and community development support,” Mr Brereton said.
“Violence is an issue that affects the whole community.
“This project focuses on promoting awareness of violence and identifying strategies that will assist to minimise its impact within their community.
“Through promoting respectful relationships and empowering young people to be leaders on this issue, the Organisation of African Communities is playing a leadership role in relation to a very important community issue.”
What: Stop the Violence workshop
When: August 5 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Osborne Park Community Centre, 11 Royal Street, Osborne Park