By Brendan Rees
More than a thousand people gathered at Casey Stadium for a confidence boost expo aimed at empowering women on Sunday 7 July.
The day featured inspirational speakers, interactive workshops, a live band, various stall holders, and family violence liaison officers from Victoria Police.
Event organiser Damien Chauremootoo of Emma K Health, a program which focuses on education, fitness training, martial arts, health, said no person was alone with self-belief being a “very powerful weapon.”
Mr Chauremootoo said he hoped women would “build their own platform as a formidable force to push back against all forms of abuse, danger and bullying.”
“Nurtured through awareness, general counselling, training and encouragement, women young and old can start at any time and change their future,” he said.
He thanked organisations such as Emma K Health, Urban Life Photography, One Casey and the YMCA for making the day possible.
The event also raised money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and YMCA Open Doors charity.