The Victorian Government published its State Action Plan: Action Plan To Address Violence against Women & Children 2012-15: Everyone has a Responsibility to Act in support of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, on 9 October.
$90 million over 3 years is committed to its implementation. Its strengths are:
- Promotion of gender equity
- Focus on primary prevention: inclusion in school curriculum, teacher training and responsible media reporting
- Everyone has a responsibility: engaging communities to challenge behaviour and attitudes, including workplaces
- Investing in service response for women experiencing violence
- Response specifically for women with disabilities experiencing violence
The Victoria Government press release includes more information.
The sector cautions that the funding for implementing the Action Plan – both primary prevention, service response, including justice response – will be crucial, and are key to see the plan put into action.
Read the press releases below from AWAVA Advisory Group Members and Friends & Supporters:
- DV Vic Action Plan response
- Women with Disabilities Victoria WDV Action Plan response
- Women’s Legal Services Victoria WLVS Action Plan Response