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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Francine , 10307  /  signed 2014-11-19 15:51:52 +1100
"My daughter Heather Newman was a victim of domestic violence her estranged husband murdered her Stabbed her over 20 times Ran away with my grandchildren 5 and 21 months old then killed himself I thank Gid have custody of these beautiful girls. They were nit physically damaged but they were mentally"
Cathy , 3056  /  signed 2014-11-19 15:51:39 +1100
Katy , 3752  /  signed 2014-11-19 15:43:34 +1100
"Im a survivor of DV. I was lucky to escape with my life."
Ruth , 3149  /  signed 2014-11-19 13:07:19 +1100
"We need a safe country for all our citizens. our laws should be made sensibly to help us protect the vulnerable in our community "
Helen , 3995  /  signed 2014-11-19 11:53:28 +1100
Samantha , 3184  /  signed 2014-11-19 11:21:01 +1100
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