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Respectful relationships education (RRE) is the comprehensive approach to the primary prevention of gender-based violence in schools.

The VCOSS policy team has been busy analysing the 2017 Victorian Budget in detail, providing a number of fantastic summaries of initiatives and sector views in key policy areas on:

A Rainbow Flag will fly outside Surf Coast Shire headquarters on IDAHOBIT Day indefinitely until a time, if and when, legislation is passed in Federal Parliament legalising gay marriage.

Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Ro Allen, has undertaken part of an LGBTI Equality Roadshow across rural and regional Victoria.

Advocacy group Parents’ Voice is campaigning for food outlets to provide water instead of sugary drinks in children’s meals. 
 

The State Government is progressing in response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence with a census of all workforces that intersect with family violence.

The G21 Physical Activity Strategy was developed in partnership with 5 x Councils that make up the G21 Region – City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Colac-Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire and the Borough of Queenscliffe. 

Victorian women and girls are being urged to continue the charge and out-do the men and boys at this year’s Premier's Active April challenge.

In support of the Premier's Active April Golden Plains Shire are promoting Active Bannockburn & District - An online community, connecting people to local clubs, groups, activities and events.

Community leaders  have initiated a parliamentary e-petition to the Federal Government seeking them to support recommendation to introduce a tax on sugar sweetened drinks.  

On Tuesday 31st of January, a group of dedicated agents of change descended on the Surf Coast Shire community rooms to discuss actions around preventing one of Australia’s most pressing health issues; violence against women and children.

LGBTI students in Victorian government secondary schools will be better supported as the Safe Schools program enters its next stage.

VicHealth is working with teams from a range of sports, including the AFL Women’s League, Women’s Big Bash League and Women's National Basketball League to encourage Victorians to watch sport for the love of the game.

The world has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation.

The State Government is providing a $1.47 million boost to support diverse and disadvantaged communities in Geelong.

A four-year family violence strategy will create a long-lasting partnership that produces innovative, collective action to address violence against women and children and create a safe and healthy community.

A landmark reforms to protect women and children, has been delivered by the Victorian State Government with the release of a 10 Year Plan to end family violence.

G21 was fortunate to welcome Thomas Banks, Creative Director of the Centre for Access, back for the second time to conduct a staff professional development session on Disability Awareness.

The Victorian Refugee Health Network recently release two new reports exploring experiences using health services and new approaches to engaging and supporting GPs.

The recent G21 Health & Wellbeing Partner Workshop, held on 27th October in Torquay, was designed to bring together representatives from four G21 Pillars including Health & Wellbeing, Sport and Recreation, Transport and Planning and Services, as well as other interested parties from a range of agencies across the region.

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