Bold. Empowering. A voice for positive change. Meet, Embolden!

South Australia’s peak body of domestic, family and sexual violence services has a new name, and is more determined than ever to fight for women’s freedom, equity, safety and respect.

Embracing the gold colour of women’s suffrage, and the light of the sun as its emblem, Embolden is the new  identity for what was previously known as the Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services SA.

The rebranded alliance will continue to lobby and advocate to end domestic violence but has widened its focus to include gender-based violence.

`Embolden’ means to give or to take on boldness or courage; to have resolution enough to overcome.

“Embolden, as we are now known, will work with all governments and civil society to ensure our strategic focus broadens beyond the South Australian domestic and family violence sector,’’ said Susie Smith, Co-Chair of Embolden, and Manager of Centacare’s Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service.

“We are lifting our gaze to not only define ourselves by what we are against, but what we are proudly fighting for – nothing less than the universal achievement of women’s freedom, equity and respect.’’

Embolden has worked closely with Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink and Assistant Minister for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Carolyn Power to develop its vision, brand and strategic direction.

The alliance aims to embolden both survivors and the sector to make their voices heard. Embolden will:

  • Represent providers of specialist services in the domestic, family and sexual violence and related sectors, including services that work with men who use violence against women and Aboriginal specialist services
  • Consult and collaborate with Government and non-Government on issues relating to gendered violence and women’s safety
  • Provide policy advice and submissions
  • Coordinate events and community action promoting women’s rights to freedom, equity and respect

For more information, visit Embolden HERE