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Tackling family violence and gender inequality

VCOSS submission to Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality3 May 2016  |  

One in six Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence and one in three have experienced emotional abuse from a current or previous partner since the age of 15. Family violence causes serious social, economic and health consequences for women, their children, and the broader community. This submission makes recommendations for preventing and responding effectively to family violence, and for addressing gender equality more broadly. 

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Landmark family violence report a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence

30 March 2016  |  

The Victorian Council of Social Service has said the report delivered by the Royal Commission into Family Violence is “a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence in Victoria”.

Published by under Advocacy, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, Disability, Energy and Water, Essential Services, Family violence, Housing, State Budget, State Politics, Women, Young People and Families
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International Women’s Day: Gender inequality, are we progressing?

10 March 2015  |  

Forty years since women earned the right to equal pay for equal work, it is a poor reflection on Australia that as International Women’s Day was marked around the world this week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported the gender pay gap in this country had reached a 20-year high.

By under Advocacy, Equal Pay, Family violence, Pay Equity, Women
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Landscapes of Violence BLOG POST

Landscapes of Violence: Women surviving family violence in regional and rural Victoria

25 November 2014  |  

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day, VCOSS highlights a new report from the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice exploring the issues that family violence survivors in regional and rural Victoria face.

By under Children and families, Family violence, research, Rural and regional, State Politics, State Politics, Uncategorized, Victorian state election, Women
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