VicHealth resources

Preventing violence before it occurs: a framework and background paper to guide the primary prevention of violence against women in Victoria This document presents a comprehensive ecological model to guide the primary prevention of violence against women and forms the background to ‘A Right to Respect’ mentioned below.

Two steps forward, one step back: Community attitudes to violence against women is a research report on VicHealth’s Community Attitudes Survey. It makes several recommendations for effective prevention strategies. You can also now download the 2009 National Community Attitudes survey.

Respectful Relationships Education in Schools is a report produced by VicHealth in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development that identifies best practice in school-based programs that support the development of respectful relationships.

The Health Costs of Violence outlines the burden of disease study that gave rise to the famous statistic “Violence against women is the leading contributor to ill health for women between the ages of 14 and 44.”

VicHealth also has a range of other publications relating to the primary prevention of violence against women.

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