By Ian Neubauer
The NSW Government is sponsoring a program that aims to discourage domestic violence through messages printed on drink coasters.
More than 60,000 coasters will appear in pubs and clubs across parts of Sydney this month that counsel drinkers to ‘Shout at the pub, not at home’ and ‘Put your glass down, not your missus’.
The campaign is the brainchild of Women’s Activities and Self Help House (WASHOUSE), which received one of 77 $1000 Government grants for grassroots campaigns targeting domestic violence.
NSW Minister for Women’s Affairs, Verity Firth, said the coaster campaign represented a creative and effective method to help spread the word against domestic violence.
“Programs that raise awareness of the damage domestic violence can cause are really important,” she said.
“Community organisations like WASHOUSE are coming up with some fantastic innovative campaigns that really speak to their local communities.”