MINISTER for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams visited Kyneton on Wednesday to announce a $1.2 million funding package to support women’s health services in Victoria to call out sexism and create gender equality policies in schools, health services, councils and workplaces.
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee is one of nine regional services set to benefit from the funding, alongside three statewide women’s health services.
Following the Royal Commission into Family Violence in 2014, the state government has invested more than
$2.7 billion to implement the 227 recommendations made by the Commission. This funding announcement will allow for services to promote workplace gender equity across the community, deliver bystander training to call out sexism in workplaces, schools and sports clubs, and hold workshops on preventing violence against women.
“We’re tackling family violence with a range of approaches. This funding for our valuable women’s health services will help create a grassroots culture change to stop the sexist attitudes that we know can lead to violence,” Ms Williams said.