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Taldumande Youth Services

Freedom and Equity Programs

These programs support, prevent and educate young people experiencing, or who are vulnerable to be victims of forced marriage.  
Honour My Choice – Prevention program for victims of forced marriage

In 2022 Taldumande will launch a specialised prevention program working in conjunction with schools across NSW which have been identified as potential high-risk zones for girls at risk of, or experiencing, Modern Slavery in the form of forced marriage. This program will provide education, workshops, case management and a pathway to a new life.

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A New Pathway – An accommodation program offering crisis response and community integration

Since 2015, Taldumande has offered an accommodation service tailored to victims of forced marriage for girls and women aged 16 to 21. The service ensures flexibility where case managers are not time-restricted and can offer intensive support on a daily basis using concrete and practical support tools. This approach to support facilitates collaboration on goal selection and attainment, developing a strong working relationship with the young person and all relevant services.

There is a particular focus upon independent living skills and capacity building within the initial accommodation placement and this support reduces as the young girls’ skills and confidence grows

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