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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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