Everyone deserves to be safe, equal and respected. But family violence and violence against women continue to exist across Victoria. This violence is driven by a culture that allows it to happen.
It doesn’t have to be this way. This violence is preventable.
Preventing family violence and violence against women is critical to making Victorians safe. We know this violence will continue if we don't invest in prevention.
That's why Respect Victoria was created. Our work is about stopping this violence from happening in the first place. We build prevention approaches that work.
Preventing violence against women and family violence is long-term work. It’s something we can’t achieve alone. Respect Victoria works with governments, organisations and communities to make prevention a priority.
But we need all Victorians to help create communities free from violence. Read on to understand more about prevention and the role we all play in it.