his year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign is getting the world talking about gendered violence. Starting on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and running until Human Rights Day (10 December), it is a global call to action to raise awareness about violence against women.
Did you know that First Nations women are six times more likely to die from family violence than non-Indigenous women in Australia?
DV-alert, funded by the Federal Government Department of Social Services, welcomes the release of two critical Action Plans under The National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032.
We're thrilled to announce the launch of the new podcast series: ‘Small Business, Big Impact: How to Support Employees Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence.’
The prevalence of domestic family violence for women is a significant social and community issue. This issue encompasses various forms of violence and abuse, including physical violence, partner violence, emotional abuse, sexual harassment and stalking.
This month, Australians are being urged to take a stand against domestic and family violence. Concerningly, a recent national survey released by Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has revealed widespread misunderstanding of the issue.
DV-alert, funded by the Federal Government Department of Social Services, welcomes the release of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032.
For the first time since 2019, the dedicated team behind the DV-alert program participated in the recent DV-alert National Meeting held in Sydney on 22 – 24 June 2022.
Since 2007, Lifeline has delivered DV-alert as a free, nationally recognised training program that enables frontline workers to support people experiencing domestic and family violence. The DV-alert program has reached a new milestone as the 50,000th participant has completed domestic and family violence training.
Engaging professional development that initiates participation in essential training for frontline workers. As a society, we have collectively celebrated the work of frontline professionals as they protect and support us through such trying times.
Whilst there is much to celebrate this IWD, we also need to acknowledge that this day holds a dual purpose - to call for immediate action on accelerating gender equality. If we are to pick one issue to focus on this year, the epidemic of domestic and family violence should be it.
Since 1981, the 25th of November has been observed by women’s rights activists as a day against gender-based violence. The United Nations General Assembly formally designated 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 19 years later in 2000.