Call it Out Campaign

‘Respect Women: Call it out’, is the state government’s latest behaviour change advertising campaign. The campaign encourages Victorian men to intervene and call out sexism and gender inequality – one of the main drivers of family violence. It also provides online information to support men to call out disrespectful and sexist behaviours. Advertisements will be presented on…

Funding Available – Innovative Interventions for Perpetrators

Submissions are open for trials of innovative community-based interventions that hold perpetrators to account. The trials will run for twelve months and are open to organisations who work with perpetrators from the following categories: Culturally and linguistically diverse, including new and emerging communities Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and inter-sex communities Aboriginal communities Females Fathers; and/or…

Respect Victoria – New Prevention Organsiation

On 26 March 2018, Respect Victoria, an organisation with  a dedicated focus on the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women was announced. ‘Establishing Respect Victoria fulfils Recommendation 188 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The organisation will address two pillars of Free from violence: research and evaluation, and community engagement.’…

Free In-House Training

The NIFVS Coordination Team is offering free in-house training on Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Women to three agencies in the northern metropolitan region on either 21, 26 or 28 June 2018. Agencies that can guarantee attendance by at least 25 people and can provide an appropriate training room are welcome to apply. You may…

Regional Induction Wrap Up

On 18 April 2018 the NIFVS Coordination Team hosted the latest Family Violence Regional Induction at the Craigieburn Global Learning Centre. Held twice a year, the Induction provides workers with an understanding of the integrated family violence system in the northern metropolitan region. The session featured presentations from Victoria Police and Darebin Community Legal Centre,…