Rotary Safe Families




The Rotary SAFE Families team have created the Inclusive Communities Initiative. Our Mission is to reach out to the many diverse communities in Australia, especially where English is their second language. We need your help please.

Our Guide for Prevention of Family Abuse in Australia is available online in 8 languages (so far)including Swahili, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Mandarin, Greek, English and Hindi. We believe community leaders of our diverse cultures will benefit from receiving a toolkit of resources promoting prevention of abuse in a culturally sensitive way.

DATE: Monday 2 October 2023

TIME: 5.30 pm (AEST)

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Meeting ID: 836 1383 4470

Passcode: 523790




Dorothy has already been invited by Victoria Police Protection Services Unit to present Inclusive Communities Initiative to 500+ Sikhs in the Gurduara Sahib temple at Hoppers Crossing. This was a resounding success for Victoria Police and SAFE Families. Their generosity and warmth was truly lovely.

We are visiting Shepparton in October to meet with the Ethnic Council Shepparton and African House. Both organisations are very pleased to meet and discuss how the Inclusive Communities Initiative and our vast number of materials can be presented to the diverse communities of Shepparton and surrounding areas. 

We would be very pleased if you could find an hour to meet online with us to share this initiative with you and your Rotary Club. Have you diverse communities in your area? If so, this meeting is for you.

Please join us online to hear from our Inclusive Communities Team including:

  • Ahmed Tohow, Rotary Melbourne (serves national and international Somali Diaspora organisations. In 2018, Ahmed was awarded the Ambassador for Peace award by the Universal Peace Federation)
  • Shakilah Wesonga (NDIS Local Area Co-Ordinator, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Awarded the Global Ambassador Peace Award, 2023)
  • Dorothy Gilmour, Rotary Hawthorn (Creator/Chair Rotary SAFE Families)
  • Peter Berg, Rotary Melbourne SAFE Families Ambassador
  • Ari Talantis, Rotary Hawthorn SAFE Families Team
  • Oscar Lumire, Rotary Club Kericho, Kenya



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