Contribute to Feminist/ Survivor Led Approaches to Risk and Safety Research

Family violence practitioners are invited to take part in a research project to examine their work within the spaces of safety and freedom with victim/survivors of domestic violence. The University of New England in collaboration with Monash University are conducting the research and will undertake one hour interviews with interested practitioners. The research will be…

Launch of Strengthening the Foundations: First Rolling Action Plan 2019-2022

Strengthening the Foundations: First Rolling Action Plan 2019-22 is the first of three Rolling Action Plans that work towards achieving the long-term vision for the workforces that intersect with family violence, as outlined in Building from Strength: 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response. Developed with sector leaders, practitioners and victim survivors, the plan…

Victoria’s First Specialist Family Violence Court Opens

The first Specialist Family Violence Court in Victoria has officially opened in Shepparton. The Court aims to provide more support to victim survivors and promote perpetrator accountability with separate entrances and exits, registry counters, safe waiting areas and a large team of specially trained magistrates, operational staff, family violence practitioners, partner agencies and other court-based services…

Get Involved in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 Nov – 10 Dec)

The 16 Days of Activism is a global campaign to end gender-based violence against women and girls. The annual campaign encourages individuals and organisations to speak out, challenge attitudes that allow violence in our society and spread awareness about the impact of gender-based violence. WHIN has developed a 16 Days of Activism tool kit for…

Prevention – Building a Respectful Community Evaluation Report Released

The Building a Respectful Community Evaluation Report 2017–19  brings together data from 24 organisations to evaluate primary prevention of violence against women action across Melbourne’s north and the Building a Respectful Community (BRC) Partnership approach. It reports on the first two years of implementation of the BRC Strategy and will inform future directions and actions…