“Every one of us can do something small to make big changes. From taking the time to ask someone you know if they are okay, to challenging gender stereotypes and sexist behaviours when you see and hear them, to volunteering for a group that supports survivors of violence, calling upon our governments to resource support
Sadly, for many Australian women, Valentine’s Day will be a day like any other – a day that they will live in fear of a violent and abusive partner. This Valentine’s Day, Annette Gillespie, CEO of safe steps Family Violence Response Centre, is urging the community to remember the one in three Australian women who
This story was broadcast on ABC Radio’s The World Today on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
by Annette Gillespie, CEO – safe steps Family Violence Response Centre Rosie Batty is well known for her public advocacy work, her appeals to Government and other community leaders to prioritise family violence. But what many people may not be aware of is the hundreds of women who approach or contact Rosie directly each and every day
Are you worried about a friend, relative, neighbour or colleague who is experiencing family violence? The festive season is one of joy and celebration for many, however, the stress, alcohol and financial pressure can exacerbate stress and the incidences of violence. It can also be a time of catching up and reunions, where someone may
On Thursday, 26th November 2015, safe steps CEO, Annette Gillespie addressed a special sitting of the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Assembly to talk about gender inequality and the epidemic of family violence. Ms Gillespie, who was invited to speak by the Honourable Fiona Richardson, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, also spoke about the essential
The bulk of the community consultations will involve both people affected directly by family violence and those who work with people affected by family violence. The sessions will be group based and held in metropolitan Melbourne and across regional Victoria. Anyone whose experiences and ideas may assist the work of the Royal Commission in developing
State-wide not-for-profit service for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them. We provide a comprehensive range of support services to enable women and children to become – and stay – free from violence. Women experiencing family violence can call 24/7 and speak