Healthy Communities - Prevention of Violence Against Women
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing violence and would like further support, contact one of the below organisations:
- 1800RESPECT (National) - 1800 737 732
- The Orange Door (Barwon region) - 1800 312 820
- Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre (Barwon and Wimmera region) - 03 5222 4318
What is violence against women
Violence against women is any behaviour by another person that causes a woman to feel fear. There are many forms of violence - physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse and stalking. Any behaviour that is threatening, forceful, controlling or dominates that person, is considered abuse.
Violence against women is a common and serious problem in Australia. Around one in three women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15 years, and one in three has experienced sexual violence. In approximately 95% of cases, the perpetrator of violence was male. (AIHW 2018).
Violence against women is the biggest cause of ill health and early death in woman ages 15-44.
What are we doing
We aim to prevent violence against women and seek to change attitudes and behaviours that allow violence to take place.
Barwon Health is working to strengthen our response to family violence throughout our services and supports the implementation of the Gender Equality Action Plan, making sure we meet all requirements of the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020.
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Last Modified: Thursday, 07 September 2023