An election commitment that could save lives

Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of ill-health and premature death for Victorian women under 45.[1] In the lead up to the Victorian election, domestic violence experts have identified a set of actions they believe can help save the lives of those affected by domestic violence.

They're asking candidates across Victoria to back a set of critical actions designed to: keep women and children safe and housed, make the justice system safe and supportive, hold violent perpetrators to account, break down the service silos that endanger women and children and prevent violence against women and children.

Right now, these frontline workers are meeting with candidates across Victoria to ask for their support. Will you show your local candidate that voters want them to support these priorities? Sign your support now.

Want to see how family violence experts have rated the policies of the parties going into the election? Check out the scorecard here - http://www.fairagenda.org/family_violence_scorecard

*For 24 hour help, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). Or find state and territory helplines here. 

More information

The members of the No More Deaths Alliance are: Domestic Violence Victoria, the Federation of Community Legal Centres, No To Violence, Women’s Legal Services Victoria, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service and Women with Disabilities Victoria. Together they represent most statewide and local organisations working with women and children, community legal services and men’s behaviour change programs across Victoria. 

You can access the No More Deaths' key asks here, and access fact sheets on individual asks below:

- Keep women and children safe and housed
- Make the justice system safe and supportive
- Hold violent perpetrators to account
- Break down the service silos that endanger women and children
- Prevent violence against women and children

Want to do more? Click here to find out how you can stand up for the work of specialist organisations.

- References-

[1] The health costs of violence: measuring the burden of disease caused by intimate partner violence, Vic Health, June 2004.

Authorised by Renee Carr, Level 1, 160 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000

Help us get to 2,500 supporters

2,469 SIGNATURES

To all Victorian election candidates,

I stand with family violence workers across Victoria in calling for you to commit to the No More Deaths Alliance's priority actions, which are designed to: keep women and children safe and housed; make the justice system safe and supportive; hold violent perpetrators to account; break down the service silos that endanger women and children; and prevent men's violence against women and children. 

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Claire , 3072  /  signed 2015-09-11 05:43:13 +1000
Jacalyn , 3931  /  signed 2015-05-31 09:53:18 +1000
"survivor"
jacky , 3810  /  signed 2015-05-14 16:49:14 +1000
"I haveluckily been able to leave alive with children and the law took years to charge as they run . the children access leaves gapping wholes for abuse to continue for years .I am not alone at least 50 thousand for custody issues whilst the abuser plays the courts and gets all the rights to legal aid and multiple adjournments through lies obtains location order and many times re applies for access .No choice but to fight for our safety working only to pay court fees that only barristers can afford.WhaT ABOUT A FAIR SYSTEM TO PROTECT THOSE THAT CANT WORK TO THE BONE FOR SAFETY. STAY STRONG .NEVER TELL THEM YOUR LEAVING SURVIVE"
Sherry , 6112  /  signed 2015-03-18 18:19:55 +1100
"I’m a victim – and have been living in limbo with all of the financial burdens, sole care of the children, working full time with nowhere to live as we had to flee our home in Tasmania to WA. I have been living with borrowed furniture in very average accommodation and family court will not allow me to return to my home because they have overridden the VRO with the children included allowing the perpetrator supervised access to the children and therefore I have to stay in WA. It has been 2 years!"
Samantha , 2131  /  signed 2014-12-30 11:39:34 +1100
Bianca , 5014  /  signed 2014-12-15 21:42:09 +1100
"Every child has the right to feel safe."
Jill , 3272  /  signed 2014-12-05 20:44:36 +1100
"My daughter has been in a violent relationship for 6 years off and on she is only 22 years old she has two children.The abuse includes physical, mental, sexual and financial abuse she has finally broken free from the mongrel and she is taking legal action"
sandra , 3022  /  signed 2014-12-02 00:19:08 +1100
Be , 0810  /  signed 2014-12-01 16:41:41 +1100
Jo , 3094  /  signed 2014-12-01 11:00:23 +1100
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