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Family violence articles

Family violence articles


DVRCV’s focus: Striving towards once-in-a-lifetime reform

Victorian Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams and DVRCV CEO Emily Maguire reflect on the progress towards implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

- Emily Maguire, CEO

Changing the prevention story

A world-first framework for the primary prevention of violence against women aims to bring about the cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women

- Dr Emma Partridge

A debt of gratitude

Outgoing DVRCV board members Kelsey Hegarty and Deb Davison reflect on the past and the future for DVRCV

- Mandy McKenzie

Responding to the Royal Commission

We asked five family violence and legal organisations to respond to the Royal Commission into Family Violence final report and discuss the implications for their work.

A child’s right to live free from violence

The National Children’s Commissioner outlines the key findings, recommendations and policy implications following an investigation into the impact of family violence on children

- Megan Mitchell

Women in the sex industry fall through the gaps

Women who work in the sex industry are a unique and high-risk group, but they do not always feel welcome at family violence services

- Ada Conroy

Holding the baby costs nothing

The way in which women’s refuge workers relate to infants can help mothers cope with trauma and insecurity

- Wendy Bunston, Karen Glennen & Rosemary Barca

Young people and abuse: listening and responding

A new book provides advice on how best to respond if you suspect a child is being abused

- Hannah Baker

Embedding the political will

MP Fiona Richardson discusses her priorities in her new role as Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

- Vig Geddes

Stories of strength, survival and the system

New research finds Victoria still has a way to go in challenging misperceptions about women’s experiences of separating from a violent partner

- Crystal Bruton

Reflecting on 25 years of service

Outgoing DVRCV executive officer, Vig Geddes, reflects on 25 years in the family violence sector

- Mandy McKenzie


Family violence articles