THE Gunnedah community will join in the celebrations for International Women’s Day at an event hosted by Gunnedah Community Action Team (GCAT) tonight.
Along with food and drink, the event held at Bittersuite Cafe and Wine Bar will feature guest speakers from the community who will tackle some of the big issues facing the Gunnedah community such as domestic violence and early intervention.
Gunnedah Family Support Homebase and GCAT member Jess Blair said the evening will give people the tools to assist with early intervention in regards to domestic violence.
“Our community of Gunnedah is currently ranked number 11 in the state for reported domestic violence,” Ms Blair said.
"This event will hopefully give people some good tools to detect the signs of domestic violence and help them understand how to disclose any information that can lead to early intervention.”
Ms Blair told The Namoi Valley Independent the event will feature a variety of guest speakers.
“We have some great speakers coming along tonight,” she said.
“Among others, Sarah Ferguson from Gatepost will be discussing the impacts of domestic violence and Dianne Klante from Gunnedah police will be discussing the police impacts on domestic violence as well.”
Ms Blair said the event will also highlight the support options available within the community.
“It will be a great night,” she said.
“There will be free pizza and a drink at the door and a real showcase of what support there is available within our community.”
The event kicks off at Bittersuite Cafe and Wine Bar from 6pm with free pizza and a drink provided.