Prevention of Violence Against Women
In Australia, violence in intimate relationships contributes more to the disease burden for women aged 18-44yrs than any other risk factor like smoking, alcohol use or being overweight or obese.
The Preventing Violence Against Women Alliance brings together key health services in the G21 region with a primary prevention focus on violence against women.
For further details about this initiative, please contact the G21 Health and Wellbeing team.
Strategic Priority: Prevention of Violence Against Women
This project fosters a culture of change in attitudes, behaviours, social norms and practices that promote gender equity and the prevention of violence against women.
- PVAW Health Alliance Action Plan 2019-20 brings together key health services in the G21 region with a primary prevention focus on violence against women.
The action plan aligns with a number of state and regional plans including:
- Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan’s (2019-23)
- Free From Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women
- Safe and Strong: A Victorian gender equality strategy
- Preventing and Addressing Violence against Women and Children Strategic Plan (2016–2020)
- Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West’s (WHWBSW) Integrated Health Promotion Plan
- All five Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans in the G21 region.
Barwon Health, Colac Area Health, Bellarine Community Health, Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West and the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar.
Communicating about masculinity and ending violence against women can be complex and daunting for many people. Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has created the Framing Masculinity messaging guide to address this.
After family and friends, it is general practitioners and other healthcare providers who victim survivors of family violence often turn to for help and support. It’s crucial these professionals have the skills and resources to effectively recognise and respond to abuse.
The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, in partnership with BATForce, City of Greater Geelong and Creative Geelong Inc, is proud to launch the project findings summary and creative resources developed as part of the Victorian Government funded, Breaking the Binary Code project.
In a series of factsheets exploring the impact of Covid19 on women and gender diverse people in Victoria, Gender Equity Victoria and its members are raising awareness of the deep and lasting impacts of disaster on women across the State.
Clear, accessible and effective communication is vital in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW). It is a cornerstone of the widespread cultural and systemic change needed for PVAW, and has the potential to influence beliefs, attitudes and norms.
These tip sheets have been designed to convey the complexity of what drives violence against women in an easy-to-understand resource. They are a great accompaniment for primary prevention practitioners to use in any setting.