Fund the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths
  • Petitioned Victorian State Government

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Victorian State Government

Fund the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths

    1. Petition by

      Family Violence Justice Alliance Victoria

      Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths (VSRFVD) plays a critical role in efforts to prevent future family violence deaths in Victoria.

Since February this year, a number of organisations concerned with violence against women have urged the Attorney General, Robert Clark, to commit funding to sustain the VSRFVD.

We wrote to the Attorney General in February this year. Opposition MPs have supported our campaign for funding, through questions in Parliament and at the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearings in May.

Our efforts have so far failed to convince the Attorney General to commit required funding of $250,000 a year to allow the VSRFVD to continue.

To:
Victorian State Government
The Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths (VSRFVD) plays a critical role in efforts to prevent future family violence deaths in Victoria.

We call on the Attorney General to commit required funding of $250,000 a year to allow the VSRFVD to continue.

The lives of women and children are worth it.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Victorian Red Rose Rally - Tuesday, 13 November 2012

      A Red Rose Rally / Media event will be held on Tuesday 13 November between 1 - 2pm on the steps of the Victorian Parliament.

      The event will draw attention to the critical need to fund the continuation of the VSRFVD. Speakers will include Members of Parliament and the laying of red roses to symbolise the murders of women and children.

      We invite you to attend this event to support the VSRFVD. Messages of support are also welcome.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      "For most of recorded history, parental violence against children and men's violence against wives was explicitly or implicitly condoned. Those who had the power to prevent and/or punish this violence through religion, law, or custom, openly or tacitly approved it. …..The reason violence against women and children is finally out in the open is that activists have brought it to global attention."

      -- Riane Eisler

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    • Jane Karslake CAULFILED EAST, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      As family violence is the most significant and preventable contributor of illness and death in women between the ages of 15 and 44 (VicHealth) , I believe it is critical that we continue to be vigliant and examine how and why these deaths occur in an effort to preserve life.

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    • Renee Hill AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Empathy for all those concerned in domestic violence situations.

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    • Ian Boyd MORWELL, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      This shame of family violence needs action!

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    • Christine Simmons MORWELL VIC, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I work in the field and have done for the past 13 years. Not a lot has changed in that time. Stronger commitment from government and communities is needed to address Family Violence.

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