1 in 3
women will experience physical violence in their lifetime.
1 in 4
women will experience emotional abuse in their lifetime.
1 in 5
women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime.
is killed in Australia each week.
We know that violence against women here in Central Victoria is prevalent and preventable and it is a sad reality that our region has the highest incidence of domestic violence in the State. Domestic violence is the leading cause of death, disability, and illness for women between the ages of 15 and 44. It not only impacts on individuals but also has great social and community costs.
The underlying drivers of violence against women are gender inequalities, rigid gender stereotypes, and cultural norms that excuse men’s violence.
We are raising funds to give back to our community to enable grass roots initiatives to halt violence before it begins.
You can help stop violence against women and children.
Who are we?
Equity Prevents Violence (EPV) is a partnership between Community Foundation for Central Victoria (CFCV) and Womens’ Health Lodden Mallee (WHLM). CFCV is a charitable organisation that supports philanthropy within Central Victoria. WHLM aim to improve women’s health and lives within the region by working with local community and health providers.
Our vision is for women and children to live free from violence. We aim to promote equality between the genders and to address the issues that encourage violence. Together CFCV and WHLM aim to end violence against women in Central Victoria.
What are we doing?
Equity Prevents Violence are raising $18,000 to support local community grassroots organisations and projects. We are raising the funds to give back to violence prevention initiatives within Central Victoria. CFCV and WHLM have each contributed to the fund and are asking the community to donate. We participated in the 16 Days of Activism in November last year and are continuing our fundraising efforts. You can help by donating to the fund and take part in ending violence against women and children.
How you can help
By donating today you can contribute to local organisations and projects who are directly working to prevent violence against women and children in the region
We are not a crisis service
If you are in immediate danger call the police on 000
If you or someone you know is impacted by domestic violence call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au