Connecting local responses around the world
As part of my volunteer commitments, I chair the Board of Westcasa in Melbourne. It is a sexual assault counselling service that provides a safe environment for those effected by the trauma of sexual assault. http://westcasa.org.au/. It also undertakes advocacy in order to prevent sexual assault and to work towards a world free of violence. Recently they held a " Call to Action" day where people participated in activities that influenced prevention of violence especially sexual violence. The Tree of Hop was one such activity where people were encouraged to write messages of hope for a changed world on "leaves" and tie them to the tree branches. An aspirational activity and one that helps us move forward.