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New partnership to deliver national approach to preventing violence against women and their children

10 April 2014

The Foundation and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) today announced a ground-breaking partnership that will deliver a national approach to preventing violence against women and their children.

Northern Territory Government joins Foundation

28 March 2014

The Chair of the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their
Children, Natasha Stott Despoja AM, has welcomed the Northern Territory
Government's support for the Foundation and for the prevention of violence against women and their children.

World-leading primary prevention expert appointed to Foundation

31 January 2014

Foundation CEO, Paul Linossier, has announced the appointment of a world-leading expert in the field of primary prevention, Dr Lara Fergus, to the role of Director, Policy & Evaluation.

Report of the National Consultations

20 December 2013

The Foundation has released the Report of the National Consultations. The report presents key findings from a nation-wide consultation process, led by Foundation Chair, Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AM, and presents clear, consistent themes to inform the future direction of the Foundation.

Welcome

Thank you for visiting our interim web site.

The Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children (Foundation) is working to raise awareness and engage the community in action to prevent violence against women and their children.

We are a new organisation, launched in July 2013, by the Commonwealth Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon Julie Collins MP, and the Victorian Minister for Community Services, the Hon Mary Wooldridge MP.

The Foundation is in the establishment phase – a new interactive web site is part of our medium term plans.

In the meantime please take the opportunity to find out more about us.

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Natasha Stott Despoja AM
Chair

A message from our Chair

Think of an Australia where women, girls and boys live without the threat or fear of abuse and violence, of any kind, whether in their homes or in other places.

Think of living in a country in which we all speak up about these issues and as a community say we do not and cannot accept violence in the lives of anyone.

This is what the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children is about.

I am proud to be leading this new national organisation as we progress the important business of raising awareness across the community and engaging individuals, groups and organisations to take action to prevent violence against women and children.

Feeling unsafe?

If you, a child, or another person is in immediate danger call 000.

The Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children is not a direct service organisation.

It does not provide emergency assistance or support services to people who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault.

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