Responding to violence against women

Responding to violence against women is about knowing how to support people currently experiencing or perpetrating violence against women or family violence. Find out more below.

Resources for churches

Understanding family violence and violence against women

Healthy Relationship quiz

Is something not right in your relationship? Are you worried about yourself or someone close to you? These online quizzes by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria can help you figure out if things aren’t what they should be.

Support for someone experiencing family violence

Preventing violence against women

Knowing how to respond when women are experiencing violence is the first step.

However, our action must not stop here. As the Church, we are called to seek healing and restoration in our communities. We are called to stop the injustice of violence before it starts.

This is where primary prevention comes in. It is about zooming out and asking the big questions: Why is violence against women happening on such a large scale – and how do we address it?

Although there is no single cause of violence against women, the latest national and international evidence shows there are certain factors that consistently predict – or drive – higher levels of such violence. And they are all about gender inequality.

Learn more about the ways in which gender equality creates a social environment that enables and excuses violence against women and what you can do about it through the resources below.

Taking action

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