Respect Victoria’s response to the Draft National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-32
As the nation's only statutory authority solely dedicated to the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women, we support governments, organisations and communities to achieve and move towards a future free from violence. The next National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children must centre primary prevention, with a focus on developing a strong, coordinated and sustainable primary prevention system.
Guiding principles for primary prevention of family violence and violence against women in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic changed how we live. Periods of lockdown, employment instability and physical distancing measures put pressure on families. Sadly, family violence response services noted a surge in demand throughout the pandemic.
In consultation with colleagues from the family violence prevention and response sectors, Respect Victoria developed six guiding principles to maintain focus on preventing violence before it starts. These principles will help prepare our work for future disasters and inform how we "build back better" communities in recovery.