We acknowledge that violence against women is prevalent and serious in the Loddon Mallee Region. We recognise that while any person can be a victim or perpetrator of violence, violence is predominantly perpetrated by men, and in family violence situations, women are predominantly the victims. We understand that that the underlying drivers of violence against women are gender inequality, rigid gender stereotypes and cultures that accept or excuse men’s violence. We commit to working in our own organisations and in partnership with others to end violence against women. We will do this by creating communities, organisations and cultures that are non-violent, gender-equitable, non-discriminatory and that promote respectful relationships. In this way we will address the underlying drivers of violence against women and create a safer community.
WHLM prevention of violence work:
Loddon Mallee Takes A Stand
In October 2012 WHLM was funded by the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program to undertake Loddon Mallee Takes a Stand – a 3 year project to prevent violence against women.
The Loddon Mallee Takes a Stand (LMTAS) program aimed to prevent violence against women through promoting behaviour change, increasing skills and capacity to prevent violence and advocating for systems level change to structural and societal contexts through the use of 3 key strategies:
- Violence Prevention Conference, forums and road shows
To download a copy of the LMTAS reports click here