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Stay up to date with what’s happening in Victoria’s family violence sector – whether that be a government funding announcement, new research publication or a cutting-edge initiative to support victim survivors of abuse. 

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Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV) have united to form Safe and Equal, Victoria’s peak body for family and gender-based violence.

Each month WESNET supplies hundreds of survivors with free, safe mobile phones. With extended government funding, it will continue to deliver this service through the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is a well-established link between disasters and family violence. Do you know how to best support those from fire-affected regions experiencing abuse?

As family and sexual violence rates are predicted to peak over the holiday period, we reflect on how response workers can support their wellbeing during this demanding time of year.

The Victorian Government has announced further investment in the family violence sector, aimed at helping grow and build the capability of the future response workforce.

The Crime Statistics Agency found that recorded family incidents increased by 8.6% in the past 12 months, with 82,652 incidents recorded across the state.

The report has found that rural women experiencing domestic violence are hesitant to seek support and struggle to recognise early signs of abuse.

More than half of trans and gender-diverse survey respondents reported experiences of sexual violence or coercion - a rate four times higher than that of the general population.

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