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.
29 April 2014
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.
Natasha Stott Despoja AM
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.