The Family & Domestic Violence Advocacy Network (FADVAN) is a South Australian multi-sector approach established in 2014 by Brad Chilcott, Welcome to Australia Founder.
To amplify the voices of family and domestic violence survivors and those who serve them by advocating, collaborating and engaging.
To unite professionals and like-minded advocates across organisations, businesses, community groups, service providers, ambassadors, survivors, religious bodies and the broader society who have an interest in preventing intimate partner and family violence across all communities.
Advocate: Support services providers in their campaign to keep family and domestic violence on the political and social agendas by influencing decision making and leveraging the strength of collective voice from all parts of society;
Collaborate: Provide an inclusive forum which connects people from diverse backgrounds to ensure priorities and initiatives align with the needs of ‘frontline services’ and promote gender equality;
Engage: Network with other stakeholders to create innovative community engagement strategies and events which raise awareness of intimate partner and family violence within all communities and the supports available to assist.
FADVAN acknowledges that family and domestic violence can take many forms and can affect people regardless of their gender, sexuality, cultural background, health, or socioeconomic status. We believe that family and domestic violence is never acceptable and aim to be inclusive of all forms of family and domestic violence in everything we do.