The Week Without Violence (WWV), held 14 - 20 October this year, is an annual world-wide campaign to end violence against women.
1 in 3 Australian women over the age of 15 has experienced physical or sexual violence and/or emotional abuse by an intimate partner. Family violence takes a profound and long-term toll on women and children’s health and wellbeing, on families and communities, and on society as a whole. Together, we can change attitudes and the gender inequality that is a cause and consequence of violence against women and children.
WWV activities have been facilitated across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne through local family violence networks since 1999. A 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Wednesday 16 October in Collingwood that will feature an exhibition and the screening of a film celebrating the history in the region. Participants will also have the opportunity to design their own message. Register now to attend this free event.
- Introductory article image and Home page slide: Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash
- Main article image: Week Without Violence Poster from Northern Integrated Family Violence Services