Respect Victoria will support prevention initiatives across the state during the 2022 16 Days of Activism from 25 November to 10 December 2022.
Family violence was identified as a priority in the 2022-2025 Gippsland PHN Health Needs Assessment available here.
Gippsland experiences high rates of family violence incidents, especially in Latrobe (3,318 incidents per 100,000 people), East Gippsland (3,262) and Wellington (2,978), compared to Victoria (1,399).
Respect Victoria will partner with Safe and Equal and Safe Steps to support this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, working alongside leading organisations to bring a prevention lens to the UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism.
Each year, Respect Victoria leads and supports initiatives that encourage community conversation, awareness and action on preventing violence against women.
This year, activities will include:
- The Walk Against Family Violence on Friday 25 November, led by Safe Steps
- Grassroots community campaign initiatives run by councils and organisations across the state, led by Safe and Equal
- Respect Victoria’s 16 Days of Activism primary prevention campaign, Respect Women: ‘Call It Out’ (Respect Is)
Find out how you can be involved here.