Data platform supports long-term progress towards preventing violence against women

This week, Respect Victoria added new datasets to the Prevention of Family Violence Data Platform, developed in collaboration with the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency.

The platform, first launched in June 2022, is the first of its kind in Australia. It is designed to bring together data to help track the state’s progress on preventing family violence and all forms of violence against women.

Several new datasets have been added to the platform, including studies from Jesuit Social Services, Australian Institute of Family Studies, ANROWS, and the Social Research Centre.

The platform supports users to improve targeting of primary prevention programs, support the prioritisation of primary prevention investment, and identify data gaps to highlight opportunities for future projects.

Bringing diverse datasets together provides users with a comprehensive view of attitudes towards gender equality and violence against women, masculinity, and how those attitudes are changing over time.

The platform is designed for those working in the Victorian government, primary prevention sector, researchers and data custodians, and those interested in exploring data on the prevention of family violence and violence against women.

Find out more about the Prevention of Family Violence Data Platform here.