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Starts With Us

Starts With Us

Starts With Us is a project that aims to support and encourage Victorian 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.

The project has four distinct phases: 1) sector research on sexism and gender inequality; 2) a forum, attended by legal and justice sector leaders, to discuss the research and commit to action; 3) action planning by the sector to remedy sexism and gender inequality in legal and justice workplaces; 4) sector-wide implementation of the action plan.

Starts With Us is funded by the Victorian Government as part of the Free From Violence strategy and is part of a state-wide coordinated effort to prevent violence against women.

Starts With Us - Research Paper

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Starts With Us - Media Fact Sheet


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What's News

Our reponse to family law review

18 September 2019


Women and children escaping violence will be the casualties of yet another review into family law. See our full statement here.


Starts With Us report released

30 April 2019


Today we released our Starts With Us report, looking at sexism and gender discrimination in Victoria's legal and justice sector. Click here to find out more.


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.