More than twenty-five organisations and councils are working together across the Loddon Mallee region of Victoria to prevent violence against women before it starts through the Collective Action for Respect and Equality Partnership (CARE).
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee (WHLM), who provide backbone support for the Partnership, have today launched a new CARE Strategy that outlines the actions partner organisations are taking to collectively end violence and promote gender equality in the Loddon Mallee region of Victoria.
All people have the right to live free from violence and harassment, but with family violence rates in some parts of the region among the highest in Victoria, more needs to be done to shift the attitudes and behaviours that drive gender inequality and violence.
“The new strategy is the guiding framework of the CARE Partnership; the document that underpins the work that Partners do and keeps us on track to achieve our vision – a world in which women and their children live free from violence and discrimination in communities that actively support and champion gender equality,” said Tricia Currie, CEO WHLM.
“By working together to build an awareness and understanding of how to stop violence before it starts in a wide variety of workplaces and community settings, we will see the change needed to stop violence before it starts.”
“Through the CARE Partnership, member organisations regularly come together to support each other’s work, gain insights into the latest research and best practice models; and monitor their progress to ensure that Partners are responding most effectively to the diverse needs of communities in the region.”
All interested organisations, clubs, and community groups in the Loddon Mallee are invited to attend the join the Partnership. Preventing violence against women is everyone’s business, and everybody has a role to play.
If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence please contact one of the support services listed.