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

Contact
1800RESPECT or 1800 737 732
The national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.

Or chat online at
1800RESPECT.org.au

The Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children is not a direct service organisation and does not provide emergency assistance or support.

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Welcome

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

We were 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.

News

29 April 2014

Natasha Stott Despoja, Chair, Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children, warns it may take generations before significant change is achieved.

Photograph: AAP/Alan Porritt

Kelly Thompson, Luke Batty, Fiona Warzywoda, Indiana and Savannah – these are names that have dominated the news in recent weeks and months. They are the names of just some of those whose lives have been violently cut short in circumstances we struggle to comprehend.

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.

 

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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.