We’re the alliance for women’s freedom, equity and respect
Formerly known as the Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services SA, Embolden is South Australia’s peak body of domestic, family and sexual violence services. We lobby and advocate for women’s rights to respect, safety and self-determination.
Who we are
Embolden is an alliance working to end violence against women and their children in South Australia. We are the peak body of domestic, family and sexual violence services across the state.
What we do
- Lobby and advocate for women’s rights to respect, safety and self determination
- 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
A society based on equity and respect for all women, in a world free from violence.
Women and children have a fundamental right to safety
Women and children have a fundamental right to freedom from violence
Women’s rights to self-determination are upheld
Services for women and children are accessible
Service provision is equitable and non-discriminatory
Systemic barriers are recognised and dismantled
Services are responsive to diverse needs and cultural experiences
Services work collaboratively and actively to support integration
Perpetrators are held accountable
Services are transparent and accountable
A proud history
For over 40 years we have been fighting for the safety of women and their children. Embolden is the new identity for what was previously known as the Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services SA.
From the beginning of the women’s shelter movement in South Australia, our members have assisted thousands of women and children to achieve freedom from violence.
We do this through promoting women and their children’s safety and wellbeing and supporting our member organisations, including those that provide frontline services. We collectively lobby for legislative reform, community action and systemic change.