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What is Action to Prevent Violence Against Women?

Action to Prevent Violence Against Women is an online resource for the primary prevention of violence against women.

Primary prevention refers to the actions that need to be taken by the whole of the community to stop violence against women before it occurs.

Why does this website exist?

Violence against women is a pervasive and global issue. It is a violation of women and girls’ human rights and has serious health, economic and social consequences for those experiencing it, and for society as a whole.

We all have a role to play in preventing violence against women. This starts with understanding violence against women and the most effective ways to prevent it together.

This site provides evidence on violence against women; a library of resources; national, statewide and regional plans and strategies; a training portal; and information on the work being carried out by women’s health services and their community and government partners across Victoria.

Who is this website for?

Action to Prevent Violence Against Women has been developed to:

  • Support organisations to understand and get involved in regional action planning and other prevention of violence against women activities
  • Support practitioners in the prevention of violence against women sector and allied fields.

This site can also be used by other organisations and their partners in primary prevention within and beyond Victoria.

Who developed this website?

This website was developed through the collective effort of women’s health services across Victoria. It is managed by Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC), the Victorian peak body for gender equity, women’s health and the prevention of violence against women.

GEN VIC works collaboratively with its members to influence policy, reduce social inequities and promote health.

Contact us

Get in touch with Gender Equity Victoria for more information.

If you are experiencing violence, find information and support here 1800RESPECT.ORG.AU