Women’s Health In the North (WHIN) has identified violence against women as a priority work area since its formation in 1991. An increasing focus on preventing violence before it occurs, led WHIN to develop Building a Respectful Community – Preventing Violence against Women – A Strategy for the Northern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne 2011-2016. This strategy provides a framework, context and evidence-based actions to guide primary prevention work in the region.
WHIN works with partner organisations to support a regional approach to the prevention of violence against women (PVAW) by:
- Convening and resourcing the Northern Metropolitan Region Preventing Violence Against Women Committee;
- Delivering presentations, forums, professional development and events;
- Producing resources;
- Raising awareness of PVAW through social marketing, campaigns and strategies; and
- Providing information and support to staff and organisations.
More information is available on the WHIN website.