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
The National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children sets an important and bold ambition
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
Candlelight Vigil 2022 – Wrap Up
Thank you to everyone for all their efforts in making the Safe Steps Candlelight Vigil 2022 a beautiful space for families and the community to come together to mourn, share, connect and hopefully go some way toward healing some of their deep hurt. The speakers were incredible and their ongoing dedication to advocacy on behalfContinue reading Candlelight Vigil 2022 – Wrap Up
Victoria turns purple for Candlelight Vigil 2022
Landmarks around Victoria will be lit up in purple on Wednesday 4 May as part of the Candlelight Vigil held to remember the lives of those who have been killed by domestic and family violence. A range of landmarks including Flinders Street Station, Bolte Bridge, the Sound Tunnel, the Town Hall, the Coles Fountain atContinue reading Victoria turns purple for Candlelight Vigil 2022
Welcome step in ensuring Victoria’s future social housing supply.
Victoria’s peak body for specialist family violence services, Safe and Equal, and Victoria’s state-wide family violence service, Safe Steps, welcome the Victorian Government’s announcement today of a new Social and Affordable Housing Contribution Fund. This fund, expected to raise over $800 million and provide 1,700 new social and affordable homes annually over the next tenContinue reading Welcome step in ensuring Victoria’s future social housing supply.
WAFV2021 – Wrap up!
A big heartfelt thank you, to everyone who joined us for the Walk Against Family Violence (WAFV) 2021 on Thursday 25 November 2021. In 2021, the number of family violence incidents is the highest in Victoria’s recorded history, making the WAFV more important than ever. This year’s Walk Against Family Violence was again based onContinue reading WAFV2021 – Wrap up!