The Week Without Violence (WWV) is a worldwide campaign that occurs in the third week of October, each year. The campaign aims to raise community awareness of family violence, encourage healing through art and strengthen local connections and relationships focused on the prevention of violence against women.

WWV activities have been facilitated across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne through local family violence networks since 1999. In the region, the WWV incorporates the Clothesline Project.

Week Without Violence 2016

This year’s WWV will be held between 17-21 October 2016.

To help you run an activity during the Week, you can access free resources including T-shirts, paints, brushes, posters, stickers and postcards.

In order to access the resources, please complete this form by close of business, 2 September 2016.


Week Without Violence 2015

In 2015, the sixteenth WWV campaign in the north ran from 19-23 October.

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The campaign is coordinated through local family violence networks and resourced by Women’s Health In the North.

Week Without Violence Toolkit

The campaign in the north is supported by the Week Without Violence Toolkit that provides facilitators with ideas for effective and consistent regional approaches to campaign events.

Calendar of Events

View the WWV 2015 Calendar of Events.

Campaign Poster

Download the WWV Campaign Poster