Prevention of Violence Against Women

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.


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