Launch of ‘Building a Respectful Community Strategy 2017-2021’

Leaders from across Melbourne’s north came together on 13th September 2017 to launch Building a Respectful Community Strategy 2017–2021 and pledge their commitment to creating a gender-equitable, safe and respectful community. Building a Respectful Community Strategy 2017–2021 is the northern metropolitan region’s second shared strategy for preventing violence against women. It was developed by the…

Vale Fiona Richardson

NIFVS was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Fiona Richardson MP – Minister for Women, and Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence.  Minister Richardson passed away on 23 August, aged just 50 years old. Minister Richardson was a fierce and fearless advocate for women and for victim survivors of family…

Funding for services to address Indigenous family violence

$19 million will be invested by the federal government in eight Indigenous community organisations to deliver a range of services, including trauma-informed therapeutic services for children, services for perpetrators to prevent future offending and intensive family-focused case management. In addition, a specialist Indigenous organisation, We Al-Ii, will be funded to develop and deliver trauma-informed training…

Funding Boost to Train Hospital Staff

$10.2 million is being directed towards training thousands of healthcare workers across Victoria. The Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence initiative builds the capacity of workers in hospitals to recognise warning signs, respond sensitively and respectfully, and connect women and children to the services and the support they need, sooner. (Source: Premier’s Media Centre, 25…