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Changing the Story
The Equanimity Project Australia communicates the story of two women who have never met but both are trapped in their own prison. One had her freedom taken away by no other reason than misfortune, and the other was locked in a cycle of mental and physical abuse.
What they have in common, is the same monster imprisoned them both – inequality. To break free and eliminate the repetitive cycle they have endured, we have developed an innovative solutions-focused Project that will abolish the disparity of discrimination and provide an equitable way of life.
It’s Time For A Change!
We seek to make a difference on the issues that matter. Our commitment, as a lived experience organisation, is to create transformative change. This is embedded in everything we do.
We have an opportunity and a responsibility to use our knowledge and capabilities to help address Australia’s most pressing social issues. We are committed to increasing the collective impact within communities throughout Australia.
Why We Need Equanimity
You may not know what Equanimity means nor understand why we called our organisation The Equanimity Project. As an organisation comprising lived experience individuals, we know that finding equanimity is important to survival, emotional balance and the capability to move forward with life.
Equanimity brings the qualities of dignity, poise and composure.
The Latin interpretation means having an even mind, a state of psychological stability and composure undisturbed by the experience of or exposure to emotions, pain and other phenomena.
Equanimity is embedded in most religions, spirituality and beliefs. A pivotal feature within yoga, meditation and mindfulness. The calm mental state needed, especially after a shock or disappointment or a difficult situation.
Finding Equanimity is the mental and emotional stability we need to find during and after stressful or traumatic experiences and provides the calm needed to assure our safety, security and clear decision making.
A View Of The Facts
The 2018 Australia-wide Fourth Action Plan (2019-2022) based on the findings of an independent consultation called for a “better integration of services and government agencies in and across jurisdictions…”.
In addition, the Fourth Action Plan raised concerns about the representation of domestic abuse in public opinion and argued that it should form part of a public campaign to educate, change existing belief systems and make it everyone’s responsibility. It also stated that ‘greater resources are needed for rural and regional services” to improve the capacity to respond.
The Equanimity Project® complements the work undertaken in current systems by providing an integrated alternative that responds to major issues identified in the Australia-wide Fourth Action Plan.
The Equanimity Project, a ground-breaking Australian first initiative, will partner with individuals, communities, and corporations from across the country to become an important part of the solution in reducing domestic abuse and alleviating homelessness amongst women.
“Services embedded in their local community contexts are more likely to be successful.”
”Social transformation can be faddish. So, to be a broad-based movement for change it must have depth of vision and sustainability to project into the future. The Equanimity Project® will establish canopy style integration through a network of linked foot soldiers and aligned with strong government initiatives.” ANROWS
A 2 in 1 housing solution offering stability and security for both women.
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We give one woman a valued purpose in society and financial stability and the other a chance to begin a new life free from violence and fear.
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We immediately increase safe accommodation for women escaping DFV, their children and pets whilst also reducing the risk of homelessness for another.
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Let’s Not Wait Any Longer!
“We tend to wait for things to become catastrophic before we take care of them. It’s just human nature.”Philippe de Cuverville
Domestic Abuse and Homelessness are catastrophic in society today – let’s do something about it now!
In the spirit of reconciliation, The Equanimity Project Australia Ltd acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.