The 14th Walk Against Family Violence (#WAFV2022) was held in person for the first time since 2019, with the signature event in Melbourne’s CBD and more than 40 local events across the state. It is fair to say the numbers exceeded all expectations! From Melbourne’s CBD; from Bairnsdale and Warrnambool; and from Mildura to Torquay,Continue reading Thousands across Victoria Walk Against Family Violence.
Safe Steps commends the Australian Government on the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children and its ambitious aim to end gender-based violence in one generation. The plan addresses many of the critical factors that drive domestic, family and gender-based violence that Safe Steps highlighted in our submission to the Plan and inContinue reading The National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children sets an important and bold ambition
Men’s helpline for domestic and family violence receives increase in calls during footy final season. No to Violence data shows a year-on-year increase in calls by men who use violence during the AFL grand final season. For almost 30 years, No to Violence has been working with men who use family violence. They operate theContinue reading #LiftYourGame Australia.
Safe Steps joins with other sector partners in imploring Women’s Safety Ministers to finalise the next National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children when they meet on 22 July. In our submission and feedback to the National Plan, we outlined key issues for inclusion in the plan. These included: The criticality of accessContinue reading Statement – Women’s Safety Ministers
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Safe Steps has appointed Dr Chelsea Tobin as our new CEO. Chelsea has a background in psychology, commerce, strategy, and research with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and gender equality. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in leading large organisations in the community and corporateContinue reading SAFE STEPS WELCOMES DR. CHELSEA TOBIN AS NEW CEO
Safe Steps welcomes the most recent data from Victoria Police, showing a reduction of family incident reports of 2.4 per cent, but warns that this drop does not signal a reduction in experiences of family violence, with the service continuing to see high demand for their 24/7 response service.“This reduction in reporting is not translatingContinue reading REDUCTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE REPORTS NOT TRANSLATING TO DECREASE IN PREVALENCE AND DEMAND