About Women Victoria

Women Victoria promotes gender equality and women's leadership. We work to change attitudes to prevent family violence and violence against women.

The 2016 Royal Commission into Family Violence told us that the majority of victims of family violence are women. The report highlighted the importance of promoting gender equality to prevent family violence.

We're serious about stopping violence against women and children. So Victoria has to get serious about gender inequality. It’s time to change the attitudes and behaviours that drive violence against women.

The Victorian Government launched its first gender equality strategy in December 2016.

We work on gender equality and women's leadership by:

  • modelling best practice for gender equality in the Victorian public sector
  • providing grant funding to the Victorian community to promote gender equality
  • running women’s leadership programs to promote the importance of women as leaders

Women Victoria is part of the Office of Prevention and Women's Equality, a branch in the Department of Health and Human Services. We work with the Minister for Women and the Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality.

Reviewed 10 February 2020

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