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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.
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- 18.03.2019 This Girl Can Week will be held across Victoria THIS GIRL CAN WEEK TO ADDRESS IMPACT OF SHAMING ON WOMEN’S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS New research from health promotion foundation...). Sport England used National Lottery funding to create the This Girl Can campaign in 2015. VicHealth is the first organisation in the world to license the campaign from Sport England. VicHealth is promoting This Girl Can – Victoria in… Daily Bulletin
- 17.03.2019 Fitness: Women say they are shamed into quitting exercise by partners, children — and other women … The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 16.03.2019 Ballarat mum Sharon Dundas rocks up to show This Girl Can | Video … The Courier (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 15.03.2019 This girl, all girls, can get active next week ECHUCA women, it’s time to get hot and sweaty. Local women are being encouraged to jump on board VicHealth’s inaugural This Girl Can Week,...ECHUCA women, it’s time to get hot and sweaty. Local women are being encouraged to jump on board VicHealth’s inaugural This Girl Can Week, kicking off on Monday. Running from March 18 to 24, the week aims to help women overcome the fear of judg… Riverine Herald
- 15.03.2019 Why eating too much salt is easy – and how to cut back | The New Daily Treating yourself to a tasty ham and cheese toasty for a quick work-day breakfast? What about that fast-food weekend treat or ready-meal...one teaspoon of fish sauce burns through a whopping 96 per cent, according to a November 2018 report by The George Institute for Global Health, VicHealth and the Heart Foundation. The George Institute followed up that gloomy news with another rep… The New Daily
- 14.03.2019 Kids hit their stride during walk to school Baw Baw Shire kids have shown getting to school is a walk in the park with more than 1,190 local students from 12 schools participating in...participating in VicHealth’s Walk to School program. The students were among the thousands of Victorian students who collectively walked, rode and scooted more than 1.7 million kilometres to and from school – the equivalent of over 41,000 maratho… Local Government Focus
- 14.03.2019 Wellness and mental health apps: are they worth it? … The Age (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 09.03.2019 Men don’t perceive five or more drinks as risky, study finds A recent study has found that men underestimate the number of drinks that can lead to injury or disease, with some mistakenly believing the...in and spewed it up again,” one research participant wrote. The findings have prompted VicHealth to recently announce about $500,000 new funding to address risky drinking cultures among men in the community. VicHealth’s Men’s Risky Drink… The New Daily
- 07.03.2019 The fight for gender equality in sport is far from over … Brisbane Times (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 05.03.2019 VicHealth’s This Girl Can Week: Women can get into action … Sunraysia Daily (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 05.03.2019 Salty taste in Aussie kids mouths … 9News
- 05.03.2019 The 'staggering' amount of salt in Australian kids' fast food meals … The Age (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 03.03.2019 Alcohol key to men’s socialising, with peer pressure rife … The Courier-Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 27.02.2019 Surf Coast Shire data shows bad diet, inactivity leading to 45 per cent overweight or obese … Geelong Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 27.02.2019 Act of homophobic vandalism leads to further push for inclusion in sport When rainbow flags were ripped down and destroyed before a Pride Cup game in 2016, wheels of change were set in motiongay in 2012, spearheading a national campaign to tackle homophobia in sport, culminating in the founding of Pride Cup Australia. Pride Cup Australia and VicHealth also launched a new handbook this week as a resource offering case-studies, tips an… The Guardian
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