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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cheree , 2460  /  signed 2014-11-24 12:29:22 +1100
"grew up in dv don’t want to see it hidden any more"
Gauta , 4113  /  signed 2014-11-24 10:41:32 +1100
Carolyn , 3113  /  signed 2014-11-24 07:11:48 +1100
Mark , 3500  /  signed 2014-11-23 20:55:00 +1100
Melinda , 4214  /  signed 2014-11-23 20:08:59 +1100
samara , 2830  /  signed 2014-11-22 20:44:48 +1100
Susan , 3065  /  signed 2014-11-22 17:21:38 +1100
Sarah , 3129  /  signed 2014-11-21 22:12:42 +1100
"I have suffered from DV and have only just come out of a secure DV shelter. The system has let my ex get away with everything and my children still go to access with him and they still suffer."
Jessica , 4214  /  signed 2014-11-21 19:50:26 +1100
"Women and children are dying every week. Enough is enough. Start holding perpetrators of DV accountable and keep victims safe"
Judy , 3173  /  signed 2014-11-21 19:32:51 +1100
"I have seen the impact family violence has on children. Although there has been change in relation to the awareness of family violence, there needs to be more education about what is considered family violence."
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