Category: Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Family Violence Support For Multicultural Communities

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a funding boost to support family violence prevention programs in culturally diverse communities. A $200,000 investment over two years will fund tailored programs – run by and for women from diverse cultural backgrounds – to bolster women’s leadership and economic independence. The announcement follows the release of Victoria’s first […]

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Family Violence Prevention For Aboriginal Women

The Andrews Labor Government today announced funding of $500,000 to extend family violence prevention programs – designed by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women – for an additional two years. Run by the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Victoria, the Sisters Day Out and Dilly Bag programs reached more than 8,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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Victoria Leads On Gender Equality

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a series of landmark reforms to support women and girls to be safer and stronger in their homes, workplaces and community. Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy will address inequality, sexism and violence against women in all its forms. The Royal Commission into Family Violence found that […]

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More Support For Elder Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $1 million for programs which support elder victims of family violence. Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians, has also been announced as an ambassador to give elder victims of family violence a voice. The funding will support programs to raise awareness so older people, their carers and family members […]

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The World Game Takes A Stand Against Family Violence

Some of the nation’s best football players will stand up for a Victoria Against Violence this weekend in a dedicated Go Orange initiative supported by Football Federation Australia (FFA) in partnership with Melbourne Victory FC and Melbourne City FC. AAMI Park Stadium will be illuminated orange, with male and female players wearing orange arm-bands to […]

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A Family Violence Memorial For Victoria – Have Your Say

Planning is underway for a memorial to honour the victims and survivors of family violence, with public consultation opening today to give Victorians the chance to have their say. The Andrews Labor Government and the City of Melbourne are partnering to create the memorial, which will provide a public space for all members of the […]

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Funding To Stop Family Violence In Local Communities

Grassroots programs working to stop family violence in local communities across Victoria will receive a $2.7 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Grants of up to $150,000 will be provided to new and existing community organisations to drive change at a local level, making women safer and stronger in their homes and workplaces. […]

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City March To Launch Victoria Against Violence Campaign

Marking the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Andrews Labor Government will today launch the second annual 16 day Victoria Against Violence campaign. The campaign will tip off with the Walk Against Violence from Federation Square through the CBD, led by Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson and […]

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10 Year Plan To End Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver landmark reforms to protect women and children, with the release of a 10 Year Plan to end family violence. Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change details how the Labor Government will deliver the 227 recommendations made by Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence and build a new […]

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Victoria Goes Orange For 16 Day Family Violence Campaign

The Andrews Labor Government will launch the second year of the Victoria Against Violence campaign this Friday, rallying the state to stop violence against women. Victoria Against Violence is part of the United Nations led international campaign, Unite to End Violence Against Women: 16 Days of Activism. Thanks to international time zones, Victoria will be […]

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