Prevention of Violence Against Women

Violence against women is now recognised to be a serious and widespread health problem in Australia, with enormous individual and community impacts as well as social costs.
  • On average, one women a week is killed by a current or former partner.
  • Intimate partner violence is th leading contributor to death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15-4.
  • Violence against women costs the Australian economy $21.7 billion each year.
  • Domestic or family violence is a leading driver of homelessness for women.

Respect 2040 is a collective movement to bring together community members, businesses, groups, clubs, and organisations across south-west Victoria to work towards a vision for a thriving, equal community.