Free from violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women

Victoria State Government, May 2017

This strategy is an integral element of the government’s broader family violence system reform. It fulfils Recommendation 187 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and is a key part of the 10-year plan Ending family violence: Victoria’s plan for change.

The focus of this strategy is on preventing 2 overlapping and related forms of violence:

  • family violence
  • violence against women.

The scope of this strategy is primary prevention – preventing violence before it occurs by focusing on settings where inequality and violent behaviour are shaped. The aim is to build social structures, norms and practices that prevent, or reduce the risk of, violence.

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