Prevention of Violence Against Women

Starts With Us

Starts With Us is a legal and justice sector project that will contribute to the primary prevention of violence against women in Victoria.

The project started in mid-2018 with Victorian Government funding as part of the Free From Violence strategy, and it is part of a broad suite of similar projects that are underway in other sectors and communities.

Starts With Us aims to support and encourage legal and justice professionals and organisations to take action to prevent violence against women. The project is for everyone working in legal and justice – lawyers, judges, administrative staff, paralegals, policy advisers, legal educators, court staff and more.

Starts With Us will build on existing successful programs and adapt them to the needs of our sector to develop a sector-wide action plan. Over time, the action plan will achieve measurable changes in sexist and discriminatory behaviours, as well as attitudes that justify, excuse and minimise gender inequality.

Starts With Us information sheet 


Together with 100 other organisations around Australia we’ve made a joint submission to the Australian Human Rights inquiry into sexual harassment calling for urgent reforms to end sexual harassment in the workplace.

You can read the joint statement here.

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27 February 2019

We joined with 100 organisations around the country to call for governments to take urgent action on workplace sexual harassment. Read our statement here.

2018 Impact Report

19 December 2018

As we wrap up for the year we would like to share our annual Impact Report, which outlines our key achievements over 2017/2018. 

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20 November 2018

Media Release 20 November 2018