Gender and Sexuality

May 24

Each week, the Men's Referral Service answers hundreds of calls from men who have been violent. Here, an anonymous call


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May 4

There is a reason VCOSS called the 2017 Victorian Budget "a budget with a heart". It contains a historic and


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Nov 29

A Melbourne social enterprise is providing an innovative solution to women's homelessness.


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Apr 13

In this blog, VCOSS summarises some of the key funding and policy initiatives announced in today’s package, responding to the


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Apr 11

Sustained effort is needed to tackle the cultural and structural factors that are holding women back, limiting their ability to


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Apr 1

In its response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, VCOSS called the report “a landmark moment and a turning


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May 6

VCOSS welcomes the substantial funding in the 2015-16 State Budget aimed at building local communities and promoting social inclusion.


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Apr 7

City of Whittlesea leads the way with its Safe in Our Homes, Safe in Our Communities Family Violence and Gender


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Mar 10

Forty years since women earned the right to equal pay for equal work, it is a poor reflection on Australia


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Feb 23

The commencement of the Royal Commission and the increased support for organisations to be able to cope with increased demand


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Nov 25

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day, VCOSS highlights a


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Nov 19

Dr Chris Atmore, Senior Policy Advisor at the Federation of Community Legal Centres attended the inquest into the death of


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In today’s post, Kate Hauser from Women’s Health West, the women’s health service for the western metropolitan region of Melbourne,


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Jun 16

Half of all women seeking homelessness services are fleeing family violence. With the Victorian Government announcing another $30 million to


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Jun 13

One of the key themes explored at the 2014 VCOSS Summit was the prevalence of violence against women and children


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