Victoria Against Violence 2016

Victoria Against Violence 2016 – A campaign that united our community

Orange landmarks and community participation across the state

Over the 16 days of activism, iconic buildings and landmarks throughout Victoria, including AAMI Park, the MCG, NGV, Melbourne Arts Centre, Government House, McCrae Lighthouse and the Bolte Bridge illuminated their buildings in orange to raise awareness of family violence and support a Victoria free of family violence.

Breakthrough – Victorian Women’s Trust

The inaugural Breakthrough conference was an industry leading gender equality event bringing together big ideas, innovative thinkers and passionate change-makers.

Partnering with Women’s Trust Victoria, Victoria Against Violence ran a photo and video booth for attendees to capture the ideas and excitement of participants in creating a gender equal Victoria.

Domestic Violence Victoria – The Hope Project

The Hope Project, a short documentary created by Domestic Violence Victoria, is a compelling film designed to cast hope in the heart of its viewers. This film shares five inspirational stories of victim survivors, their experiences and the strength they have showed throughout their journey. The film was premiered during the 2016 campaign and was an incredible night for all involved.

Safe and Strong – A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy launch

On Monday 5 December 2016, the Victorian Gender Equality Strategy was launched. The visionary plan sets out a framework to reduce violence against women and deliver gender equality. Every one of us has a role to play and we believe by working together we will achieve generational change!

Women On Boards

During the Victoria Against Violence 2016 campaign, women on boards across the state were invited to participate in a unique event at Parliament House. The Women on Boards – Connecting Talent initiative paired emerging leaders with experienced leaders and innovators. Potential women board members were provided the opportunity to network with existing, successful board members and board recruitment representatives.

The event highlighted the importance of bridging the gender gap within boards by providing upcoming board women with knowledge and information required to support their pathway into a board career.

Family Violence Memorial

The State Government of Victoria and the City of Melbourne are partnering to create a permanent memorial for victims and survivors of family violence. The memorial aims to also provide a space for all members of the community to reflect and heal.

Widespread consultations ran from 30 November until 19 December 2016, as part of the 2016 Victoria Against Violence campaign.