Category Archives: Community services

Violence against women in Australia

An overview of research and approaches to primary prevention

VicHealth, April 2017

This publication presents a synopsis of the latest published research examining violence against women in Australia and its prevention. It also includes responses to violence against women and primary prevention actions. This overview focuses on:

  • the extent of violence against women
  • population groups at risk
  • the health, social, economic and other consequences of the problem
  • community attitudes to violence against women
  • responses to violence against women: policy, community and media
  • actions to address the drivers of violence against women

Start a Conversation – online resource

2016

Australian Government – a joint Australian, state and territory initiative

This online resource provides  parents, family members, teachers, coaches, community leaders and employers with tools to support conversations with young people about respectful relationships and respect for women. Resources include:

  • a respect checklist  to become more aware of what boys and girls might be thinking in disrespectful or aggressive situations.
  • a conversation guide to help you talk more confidently and openly with young people about the importance of respectful relationships.
  • a series of video messages from parenting educators providing tips to get you started on having conversations about respect.

Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change

November 2016

Victorian State Government

Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change outlines the Victorian State Government’s plan to implement all 227 recommendations of Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence. This 10 Year Plan was recommended by the Royal Commission and details the outcomes of the Government’s family violence reforms and the initial targets by which the plan’s progress will be measured.

 

 

Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

December 2016

Victorian State Government

Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy sets out to redress gender inequality, sexism and violence against women through a number of reforms and initiatives, including:

  • Enacting a Gender Equality Act to embed strong governance structures and to promote and improve gender equality across government
  • Creating  new agency dedicated to preventing family violence before it occur
  • Reviewing laws against sexist advertising and gender-based hate speech
  • Gender audits across government and the public sector to create inclusive and flexible workplaces, equal pay, leadership development and mentoring and recruitment and promotion
  • Establishing a Prevention Agency with dedicated funding to strengthen the prevention of family violence, including funding, coordinating and supporting local organisations working in the field of prevention to change community attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence
  • Scholarships to encourage young and emerging women leaders Gender equality programs in grassroots sporting clubs.
  • Hosting the first all women trade delegation in China Promoting women’s cultural activities and participation via the arts and media
  • Establishing two expert committees, a Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality and an Equal Workplaces Advisory Committee (EWAC) to provide expert advice to government in the ongoing commitment to achieve gender equality
  • Establishing a memorial for victims and a family violence index to highlight the horrifying and irreversible price many women have paid due to family violence

There are six key settings for early action in the implementation of the strategy that include; education and training; work and economic security; health, safety and wellbeing; leadership and representation; sport and recreation; and media, arts and culture.

 

 

 

 

Women in Melbourne’s West: Sex disaggregated data and gender analysis for service and program planning

Women in Melbourne’s West: Sex disaggregated data and gender analysis for service and program planning provides a regional social profile of the health and wellbeing issues for women in the western region.

It includes sex-disaggregated data from a variety of sources (including the recent 2011 ABS Census data), and gender analysis, to support a gender-sensitive and gender equity approach to regional health and wellbeing planning.

– Women’s Health West

Ten ways local government can advance gender equity

The resource package is designed to build the capacity for local governments to consider gender equity in their planning, policy and service delivery.

These have been developed through a collaborative partnership of local governments, women’s health organisations as well as the Municipal Association of Victoria, VicHealth and the Office of Women’s Affairs.

Local government