Men can be victims, but research shows that mostly men are the perpetrators of intimate partner violence and family violence. Violence against women is now accepted across the world as one of the most serious issues we face. Its impacts are damaging and far reaching.
While violence against women is serious and common, we can stop it from happening in the first place.
Read about Recognising Family Violence.
To prevent men’s violence against women from happening in the first place, as a community we can take actions that counteract the root causes.
There are many organisations in Whitehorse, and more broadly, working together to promote equality and respect, and creating a safer community for those who are vulnerable to intimate partner violence, family violence and elder abuse.
Further information and to get involved in Family Violence Prevention and Local Partnerships please contact CDEnquiries@whitehorse.vic.gov.au
If in immediate danger call 000
safe steps Family Violence Response Centre
24/7 crisis response 1800 015 188
If you cannot safely call the 24/7 phone line, email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Domestic Violence 24/7 Helpline
24 hour counselling support1800 RESPECT
1800 737 732
Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS)
Access to multilingual staff9259 42009-8pm Mon–Fri, 9-5pm Sat
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131Australia
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: email@example.com