On Wednesday 3 May 2023 landmarks around Victoria will be illuminated in purple, and a Candlelight Vigil held to mark National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day. Last year, more than 60 buildings in Melbourne, Geelong and regional Victoria lit up to draw attention to this national tragedy. These include the Arts Centre, Bolte Bridge, Melbourne TownContinue reading Victoria lights up in purple as people gather to remember the lives taken by perpetrators of domestic and family violence
For the month of March, Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is proud to have Flowers Across Melbourne support their vital work through their monthly charity bouquet partnership. A percentage of profits from sales of the ‘She Blooms in Grace’ bouquet will be donated to Safe Steps, to assist with their work in providing crisisContinue reading Safe Steps supported with Flowers
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