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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Jessy , 3851  /  signed 2014-11-20 21:53:03 +1100
"Because myself and my son have been through DV and nothing was done about it by the police. Also when we asked for an avo we where not granted one because the DV was in the judges words in the past. We live in fear of my ex partner my son has ASD,ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, a scar on his ankle from when his father burnt him with a hot lighter @ the age of 6 months he is now 14 yrs old ."
Shannon , 4178  /  signed 2014-11-20 21:48:40 +1100
"This is a Nation-wide issue affecting so many of us."
Belinda , 3147  /  signed 2014-11-20 21:45:17 +1100
Kylie , 3064  /  signed 2014-11-20 21:44:17 +1100
Jo , 3129  /  signed 2014-11-20 21:30:59 +1100
Nicki , 3943  /  signed 2014-11-20 19:49:12 +1100
Trisha , 4580  /  signed 2014-11-20 19:42:41 +1100
adele , 3150  /  signed 2014-11-20 19:32:31 +1100
"Its time for change"
dalla , 3016  /  signed 2014-11-20 18:49:05 +1100
Teneha , 3055  /  signed 2014-11-20 18:36:34 +1100
"Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of ill-health and premature death for Victorian women under 45. The good news is that it is preventable!! Political will, action and funding is required to prevent (violence against women) VAW as well as to adequately support survivor/victims and hold to perpetrators to account. It’s a human rights issue and should be at the forefront of politicians minds and plans for action – you have the amazing power to really make a difference in addressing VAW."
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