With Wagga's flagship domestic violence campaign drawing to a close, activists are planning the next steps towards making the city a safer place for women and children.
The DV2650 campaign as launched in 2018 in a bid to curb the appalling rates of domestic rates of violence in Wagga which was 30 per cent above the state average.
Campaigners say they still have a long way to go to improving those grim figures, but say they have at least identified some key areas they can start working on.
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Wagga Women's Health Centre president Jenny Rolfe-Wallace said their Community Attitudes Survey had revealed which groups held onto the most harmful attitudes - high predictors of domestic violence.
Ms Rolfe-Wallace said they would follow on from DV2650 with some more targeted campaigning in order to protect those most at risk of harm.
"What our research has shown is that people aged under 24 and over 55 are still far more likely to have very rigid views about gender and inequality. We need to address that," Ms Rolfe-Wallace said.
"We need to make sure we're targeting education of young people and providing greater support to the people working in specific areas such as our First Nations community and our culturally and linguistically diverse communities as well."
Member for Wagga Joe McGirr said he would be lobbying the government to fund other councils so that they too could roll out similar programs all across the state.
"This is a pilot project that has been successful. Imagine if we replicate this result across the state: I think it would have a profound effect, particularly on women and children who are the victims of domestic violence," Dr McGirr said.
"This is a very exciting opportunity, but it will clearly need funding and political will to achieve that, and that's something I'm committed to achieving."
Southern Sports Academy chief executive Mark Calverley said they had already started rolling out the program to other academies.
"We were really happy to see the attitudes had shifted over the lifespan of this project. We definitely saw within our athletes at the academy there was a real change there.
"If it's working in Wagga here where we had such a problem with domestic violence and the attitudes ... there's no reason it shouldn't happen across the state and eventually nationwide."
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