Events and Training

Community events and initiatives

Since 2001, ChangeAbility (formally known as SVSW) has been at the forefront of a number of educational and awareness campaigns. Each year, we actively engage in the following campaigns and events:

Past and Upcoming Events

2017 Wairarapa Bush White Ribbon Challenge

Last year we invited schools to help us raise awareness about the White Ribbon campaign by creating a 60 second video about Respectful Relationships.We will keep you informed about what campaigns we are running for White Ribbon this year

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White Ribbon Day

Date: 25 November 2018
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Family violence training and workshops

As part of our goal of making the Wairarapa a safer place for everyone, we offer training and workshops events to help locals understand the impact of family and sexual violence. We support communities to respond safely and respectfully to people who are experiencing, affected by, or perpetrating family violence and sexual violence.

Family Violence Best Practice Workshop

Click here for further information.
To book for next ‘Best Practice’ Workshop contact:

Other Events Coming Up

Pink Shirt Day: Bully Free Me

The aim of Bully Free Me is to encourage positive social behaviour in children and young people, and to reduce the incidence of bullying. Check out the website for more information on how to change bullying behaviour and ways you can help.

Date: 26 May 2017
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It's Not OK

“I have learnt that I am important, no matter what anyone says.”