In 2011, eleven projects were successfully granted funding by the Board to address violence against women. A further five projects were funded in 2012 and 2013.
The work that was funded was envisaged to have a strategic collective impact to influence policy and practice.
To this end the projects trialled new service delivery models, released reports making policy recommendations, collected evidence, have been strong advocates, and made a huge difference in many people’s lives.
Twelve of the projects made a submission to the Royal Commission on Family Violence. Their influence is evident in the number of mentions in the final report and the influence they have had on the final recommendations.
Learn more about the projects and this themed funding round:
- Prevention of Violence Against Women: 2013 Progress Report, April 2014
- Prevention of Violence Against Women: 2012 Progress Report, March 2013
Additionally, below are some of the final reports and findings on the important work from these projects.
- Small Claims, Large Battles Report, Women’s Legal Service Victoria, July 2018
- Partners in Care, Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre, 2018
- Stepping Stones: Legal Barriers to Economic Equality after Family Violence, Women’s Legal Service Victoria, September 2015
- Will somebody listen to me?, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, a program of ARC Justice, April 2015
- ‘Why Didn’t You Ask?’, Advocacy & Rights Centre Limited and Dr Liz Curran, ANU, April 2015
- Women, Lawyers, Workers Report, Women's Health in the North, 2015
- Settled and Safe Project, Victoria Legal Aid
- Acting on the Warning Signs Report, Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre, August 2014
- Voices Against Violence: Paper Two: Current Issues in Understanding and Responding to Violence against Women with Disabilities, Women with Disabilities Victoria, 2013