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Preventing violence against women
Royal Commission findings show critical importance of primary prevention of violence against women
VicHealth has welcomed the findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, which cited VicHealth’s role over the past 15 years in building evidence and developing programs, partnerships and policies to prevent violence against women in Victoria and beyond.
Economic cost of violence
Violence against women costing Australia $21.6 billion a year
Violence against women and their children is costing Australia $21.6 billion each year, with Governments carrying more than a third of the cost burden; as shown in the report A high price to pay: the economic case for preventing violence against women released today.
National Community Attitudes Survey
Many young people ready to attribute blame to victims and think tracking a partner is acceptable
One in five young Australians believe there are circumstances in which women bear part of the responsibility for sexual assault and nearly half (46%) agree that tracking a partner by electronic means without consent is acceptable.
Violence against women
Royal Commission into Family Violence: significant and ongoing investment needed
Ongoing investment, an expansion of prevention programs and the adoption of a public health approach to reducing violence against women are among the recommendations contained in VicHealth's submission to Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence.
In the news
- 03.01.2019 Grant to provide glow-in-the-dark balls Benalla Golf Club is one of five clubs in the Euroa electorate set to receive a share in more than $485000. The funding is part of the...<br/><br/>Bowls Club. ●For more information about VicHealths Active Club Grants including a full list of funded clubs, visit: www.vichealth.vic.gov.… The McIvor Times
- 03.01.2019 Make friends with salad in 2019 with some HEALTHY HINTS You do make friends with salad: VicHealth has put together a list of handy hints to ensure you’re taking care of yourself, physically and...<br/><br/>VicHealth has put together some handy tips to help Victorians have a healthy and happy New Year season. VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said… Surf Coast Times
- 02.01.2019 Just Think wins at VicHealth awards The Geelong Cats are trying to change underage drinking culture with their “Just Think” initiative.<br/><br/>to other groups and organisations as requested. VicHealth chief executive officer Jerril Rechter recognised the collaborative nature of the… Surf Coast Times
- 31.12.2018 Girl Geek Academy Reboots Work Experience for Year 10 Girls Girl Geek Academy has partnered with world leading technology businesses Deloitte Digital and 99designs - the world's largest online...<br/><br/>after finishing education, compared to 1 year a generation ago. VicHealth recently hosted a deliberative forum bringing together a jury of… Girl.com.au
- 27.12.2018 Top Ten ways to stay healthy this festive season: VicHealth You do win friends with salad Let’s face it, the food is one of the best parts of the holiday season. It’s...<br/><br/>Top Ten ways to stay healthy this festive season: VicHealth… Bendigo Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 22.12.2018 Cats to crack down on poor fan behaviour After a series of violent incidents at night games in 2018, Geelong have taken another step to make it easier for...<br/><br/>do and how we need to respond," Taylor said. Geelong won a VicHealth award this year for their Just Think community program, which aims to… The Age (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 21.12.2018 Good health tops wish list WITH the festive season upon us, VicHealth is reminding Sunraysia residents not to forget healthy habits gained...<br/><br/>VicHealth is reminding Sunraysia residents not to forget healthy habits gained throughout the year. VicHealth chief executive Jerril Rechter… Sunraysia Daily (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 03.12.2018 Improved opportunities for good health and wellbeing needed for Victorians with disability Discrimination and exclusion is taking its toll on the health of Victorians with disability, with new VicHealth research released today...<br/><br/>and life satisfaction than people without disability. VicHealth Chief Executive Jerril Rechter said the research showed the critical need… Australasian Leisure Management
- 03.12.2018 LETTER: What we learn from walking to school A NEW program trialled in two Victorian primary schools has resulted in an impressive 34 per cent increase in...<br/><br/>school. Now they have experienced it their children are keen to do it more often, which is great. Jerril Rechter, VicHealth chief executive… Sunraysia Daily (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 01.12.2018 Paddling female strength on Lake Wendouree THIS could be the new female dominated sport. A growing appeal for females trying stand up paddleboarding in places...<br/><br/>Three in five Victorian women do not get enough physical activity, a VicHealth study shows, with more than half worrying about being judged… The Courier (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 30.11.2018 Wodonga Gold Cup 2018: Who's it gonna hurt? Among the punting and frivolity, Wodonga Cup had a serious message this year, with the final races asking racegoers...<br/><br/>enjoying yourself, but it was important people were responsible. Launched by VicHealth and Wodonga Council on Monday, the ‘Who’s it gonna… The Border Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 30.11.2018 21pc Blame Women For Being Hit A major study released on Friday has found a disturbing number of Australians still hold views about women the...<br/><br/>forward with claims of violence and sexual assault,” she said. VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter, which led the NCAS study in 2009 and 2013,… Southburnett.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 30.11.2018 One in five say DV is ‘normal reaction to day-to-day stress’: New research confirms alarming attitudes A concerning number of Australians hold outdated and harmful attitudes to violence against women and gender equality. A fifth of...<br/><br/>to put this knowledge into action.” Health promotion foundation VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter, which led the NCAS study in 2009 and 2013,… Women's Agenda
- 30.11.2018 Disturbing Australian attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality uncovered in new research The National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey used a representative sample of 17,500 Australians.<br/><br/>against violence against women and sexism.” Health promotion foundation VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter, which led the NCAS study in 2009 and… The University of New South Wales
- 29.11.2018 Wodonga Council and VicHealth launch 'Who's it gonna hurt?' alcohol campaign A normal bloke, eight to ten stubbies a night. A slab to himself on a Saturday night. Wodonga’s Michael Rose wasn’...<br/><br/>month journey to reduce his drinking was the subject of a Wodonga Council and VicHealth ‘Who’s it gonna hurt?’ campaign and documentary.… The Border Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
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