Preventing and Addressing Violence Against Women & Children Strategic Plan 2016-20

Prevention of Violence against Women (PVAW) has been determined as a shared priority in the G21 region.

The Preventing and Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Strategic Plan (2016 – 2020) aims to create a single plan for primary prevention, early intervention and responses to violence against women and their children in the G21 region.

The Plan also attempts to broaden and formalise the partnership base to include organisations supporting Aboriginal women, women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD), women with disabilities, rural women and children.

Click here to view the Preventing and Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Strategic Plan (2016 – 2020)

 

The Prevention of Violence Against Women Health Alliance Collective Action Plan 2017-18 is a partnership between Barwon Health, Colac Area Health and Bellarine Community Health supported by Womens Health and Wellbeing South West and G21.

The plan aligns to the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan’s (2015-19) priority issue of preventing violence and injury; Free From Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women and Safe and Strong: A Victorian gender equality strategy.  At a local level this action plan aligns closely with the Preventing and Addressing Violence against Women and Children Strategic Plan (2016–2020) and Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West’s (WHWBSW) Integrated Health Promotion Plan and all five Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans.

Click here to view the Prevention of Violence Against Women Health Alliance Collective Action Plan 2017-18

Project News

The Victorian Women’s Health Atlas now includes extensive 'violence against women' data.

The Hon. Gavin Jennings MLC, Special Minister of State, joined community sector leaders to officially launch the Bethany Men’s Family Violence Intervention Centre.

​Multicultural Centre for Women's Health have released a guide that aims to assist people and organisations to develop violence prevention approaches, strategies and activities in ways that effectively engage immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women.

There are many key stakeholders within the G21 Region, committed to improving our understanding of family violence who are working together to reduce the current alarming rates of violence against women and children.

Intimate Partner Violence and/or Family Violence can occur across all communities, social classes, ages, cultural backgrounds and geographical areas. Family Violence Flexible Support Packages are designed to provide limited financial assistance to victims/survivors of family violence within the LGBTI communities. 

Project Events

Saturday, 27 October 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 25 November 2018 (All day)

The Barwon Month of Action aims to raise awareness and educate our community about men's violence against women and children.

Sunday, 25 November 2018 (All day)

White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.

Sunday, 25 November 2018 (All day)

"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

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